The ASU Libraries is excited to announce that online access to The New York Times is now available to the ASU community. This subscription effectively provides each ASU student, faculty and staff an online subscription to the nytimes.com site (no more paywalls!).
To access NYTimes.com, each user must initially register on while physically on any ASU campus through a non-proxy server IP address by following these steps:
- Go to nytimes.com/grouppass.
- Create an NYTimes.com account using your ASU email (asu.edu) address. If you already have an NYTimes.com account using ASU’s email address, you may log in with those credentials.
- When you see START YOUR ACCESS, the expiration time and date of your pass will appear. Please note, that each “pass” is good for 364 days, and then will need to be renewed.
- Once the account is created, access the NYTimes.com from any location, on or off campus.
Also included in the “Group Pass” is access to the NYTimes smartphone apps (iPhone, Android, Windows). Unfortunately the tablet apps are not included in this access. Tablet users may instead access the nytimes.com web site using a browser.
Contact us via Ask a Librarian with any questions about this resource.
FAQs for the NYTimes.com Group Pass subcription:
Why use the Group Pass to read The New York Times online?
The New York Times charges for full access to its digital edition, NYTimes.com. Visitors to the site are capped at viewing 10 articles each month before charges take effect. The Group Pass gives you unlimited access to all content on the site, with the exception of a limitation on the number of articles you can view from the archive period 1923-1980.
I already have a NYTimes.com digital subscription. What should I do?
If you have an existing paid NYTimes.com digital subscription, you are not eligible to activate a Group Pass. You should continue to access The Times via your own subscription.
Can I access The Times off-campus?
Yes, as long as you have previously activated your Group Pass from within your school’s network, e.g. its designated IP ranges while on campus. You cannot activate a Group Pass from a proxy server from an off-campus location.
Can I access the Times from my mobile device?
There are mobile apps for iPhone/iPod Touch (IOS 5.0+), Android (OS 2.1+), and Windows (7.5 O.S.) phones; these are included as part of the Group Pass. Mobile apps for tablets are not part of the Group Pass. However, you can access the NYTimes.com mobile site (mobile.nytimes.com) using your smartphone or tablet running one of the above operating systems.
Why am I asked to log in on some occasions and not others?
This may be because your browser may clear its web cache/history if it is set to do so. In such cases you will need to log back into to NYTimes.com, but you still have your Group Pass.
Do campus alumni have access?
No, only current students, faculty and staff are entitled to activate a Group Pass.