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Columbia University students, faculty, and staff have full access to through Columbia University Libraries.


Who has access to Passes? For how long?

  • Access is limited to current students, faculty, and staff.
  • Access will expire after four years for current faculty and staff and can be renewed.
  • Student accounts expire in December of the anticipated graduation year entered when registering for an account. 
  • This subscription does not include access to The New York Times Crosswords (Games) or Cooking apps. 

 I already have a paid ​Times digital or print subscription that gives me unlimited access to What should I do?

  • It is not possible to use the same email address for both a personal and a Columbia University Libraries-sponsored digital New York Times account.
  • If your paid subscription is associated with the email address that you would like to use for this Libraries-sponsored access, contact NYTimes directly to cancel your paid account accordingly before registering for access through the Columbia University Libraries' campus-wide site license.
    • Call NYT's Customer Service Department at 800-698-4637.
    • Visit NYT's contact us website to see additional options for contacting NYT regarding personal accounts.

What are the permissions for reproducing or linking to NT Times content? What other policies are in effect?

  • For information on reproducing New York Times content, permissions, linking, privacy policy and Terms of Service, please refer to:

Can I access The Times from off-campus?

  • Yes, as long as you have previously activated your Pass using the links in the "Creating Your Account" box to the left. 

Can I access The Times from my mobile device?

  • Passes provide access to NYT apps; visit to download.
  • Mobile apps are supported by most devices.

​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 using the email address and password that you used when you created your account.

What if my graduation year changes?

  • Continuing students with a change of graduation year should follow up directly with the New York Times to extend access. 
  • Students should contact NY Times Customer Support for academic subscribers at, call 800-698-4637, or use the New York Times contact us page.