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Every Clark University student, faculty and staff member now has free access to The New York Times website. A joint effort of the Undergraduate Student Governmentl and the Clark University Libraries has resulted in a subscription to a New York Times Group Pass that gives Clark users full access to the content on the website. Mobile apps are available.

Getting Started

New User Registration

  • Go to the Pass page.
  • Select "Create Account."
  • Complete the Sign Up form with your Clark University email address. When you see the Start Your Access screen, you have successfully registered.

Returning Users

Once you have activated your account, you can log into your account at

Mobile Apps

To download your free NYTimes smartphone or iPad apps, go to

How long does the pass last?

  • The pass is good for one year or longer, and can be renewed upon reaching expiration.

How do you renew the pass after reaching expiration?

  • Simply go to and select “log in here.”  Please use the same username and password from If password is not known, go to to have it reset to your email address used as the username.


Important update
In early January the NY Times site experienced technical problems affecting all of their academic partners. If you are having trouble accessing your NYT Account, please trying logging in using this link:

Why can’t I log in?
You must activate your account from Clark University’s network by using the Pass link to create an account.

Why am I asked to login on some occasions and not others?

Your browser cache or history may have cleared itself. Go to and log back in.

Does the Clark University Academic Pass have any restrictions?

You must have a valid Clark University email address to register.

Our access does not include e-reader editions, Premium Crosswords, Times Insider or The New York Times Crosswords apps. NYTimes apps are not supported on all devices.

Access to archived articles within the date range 1923-1980 is limited. Within this date range, you may only open 5 PDF articles per day.


Website or Databases?

The website subscription allows access to breaking news as well as blogs and other online content not included in the Clark University databases while the databases allow unlimited access to their content and more powerful searching capabilities.  Each point of access has its own advantages.

Newspaper databases available through the Clark University Library include:

Still have questions?