Answered By: Samantha Martin
Last Updated: Aug 18, 2020     Views: 493

The W&J community has online access to the New York Times on or off-campus. Access to the site includes articles from 1851 to the present. Access to articles from 1923 to 1980 is limited to five per day, any other time frame provides unlimited article access. This Site License gives you access to all of the features of the NYTimes.com and NYTimes mobile apps, with the exception of the crossword. 

Access to these features are through your NYTimes account, so there are different directions for those who already have accounts and those who do not. Please see below for specific instructions. Pro tip: if you are setting up an account for the first time or renewing your pass you must be on-campus.  

Creating an account

I do not have a NYTimes.com account:

  1. Visit https://go.openathens.net/redirector/washjeff.edu?url=http://www.nytimes.com/grouppass​ 
  2. Create free NYTimes.com account.
  3. You have successfully connected when you see the Start Your Access screen.
  4. Visit nytimes.com/mobile to download NYT apps.

I have an existing FREE NYTimes.com account:

  1. Visit https://go.openathens.net/redirector/washjeff.edu?url=http://www.nytimes.com/grouppass
  2. Select the link that says “Already have an account? Log in here >>”
  3. Log in with your existing account credentials.
  4. You have successfully connected when you see the Start Your Access screen.
  5. Visit nytimes.com/mobile to download NYT apps.

I have an existing PAID NYTimes.com account:

  1. You cannot reuse the email address associated with a paid account until that account is canceled.  You can cancel the account by contacting customer care: customercare@nytimes.com  / 800-591-9233.  Once the paid account is canceled, use the directions above to create a new account.
  2. Another option is to use a different email address and follow the directions above to create a new account with that email address.
Renewing your Group Pass

Your account access to the New York Times is through the Washington & Jefferson College Group Pass. This pass is good for one year. You may renew your group pass at https://go.openathens.net/redirector/washjeff.edu?url=http://www.nytimes.com/grouppass

Please note your expiration date and only renew your group pass once it has expired.

If you encounter any barriers to setting up your account or have questions on how to navigate the site, please contact asklib@washjeff.edu.