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NY Times FAQ
Q: Does the UW Libraries NYT subscription have any restrictions?
A: Yes, a few:
- You must be a current UW student, faculty, or staff member with a valid UW NetID to register. Retired UW employees also have access.
- Our access does not include e-reader editions.
- Our access does not include NYT stand-alone services (Cooking, Games, Wirecutter, Athletic). You must subscribe to those directly from the NYT. See the NY Times Products & Subscriptions
page for more information.
- Copyright restrictions may limit access to archived articles published from 1923 through 1980. Within this date range, you may only open 5 articles per day. As an alternative, use ProQuest Historical Newspapers: New York Times
Q: I already have a personal subscription to the NY Times. Can I still get free access through the UW Libraries?
A: Yes. First cancel your personal subscription:
Q: May I assign NY Times articles to my students to read?
A: Yes. Copy the url in the address bar and paste it into your syllabus or Canvas course. Be sure to tell your students to create their own UW NYTimes account or they will encounter the paywall. For more info about using the NY Times in your courses, see Teaching & Learning
Q: Will the NYT apps from Apple and Android work with the UW subscription?
A: Yes. After you create your UW NYT account, log in to the app on your phone or tablet using your UW NYT account information.
Q: Can I share my login information with family and friends?
A: No. Do not share your account with others.
Q: I'm getting this error message: "Unauthorized Network Connection. Please connect to the network of your participating organization, then visit nytimes.com/grouppass"
A: You will see this message if you are using Husky OnNet. Disconnect from Husky OnNet and then follow the activation steps.
Q: Why can't I log in?
A: You must first activate your UW NYT account.
Q: Why am I asked to log in on some occasions and not others?
A: Your browser cache or history may have cleared. Go to nyt.com and log back in.
Q: How long does my access continue?
A: UW faculty/staff accounts must be reactivated/renewed every 4 years. UW student accounts expire at graduation.
Q: How do I reactivate/renew my account?
A: Follow these steps:
- Go to access.NYT.com
- Search for University of Washington and Cascadia College and select it
- Select the blue "Go" button.
- Do NOT create Account. Instead use the link to "Already have an account? Log in here>>"
- Log in using your UW email address and NYT password
Q: I am a UW Alumni, do I have access?
A: You may visit a UW library and access nytimes.com using a library computer. Only current UW students, faculty and staff with a current UW NetID may create UW NYT accounts.
Q: I'm not a current UW student, staff or faculty or retired UW employee. Can I still get access to the NYT?
A: On-campus users who don’t want (or visitors who can't) register should go to nytimes.com to access content from a library computer,
Q: Does the Libraries still get the print newspaper?
A: Yes. Print copies of the New York Times
are available every day in the Government Publications, Maps, Microforms & Newspapers (GMM) area on the ground floor of Suzzallo Library, Odegaard Undergraduate Library, UW Bothell Library, and UW Tacoma Library. GMM keeps paper issues for three years.
Q: Is everything that's available on the nytimes.com site available in the library databases?
Q: Is the NY Times available in other library databases?
Q: How do I access other newspapers through the UW Libraries?
A: Many newspapers now offer limited access to articles on their websites for free; however, you can access many major (and not so major) newspapers through databases licensed by the UW Libraries:
- Access World News
provides full color, same day electronic access to the stories published in the newspaper and website editions of the Seattle Times, Bellingham Herald, Olympian, Tacoma News Tribune, Oregonian, and San Francisco Chronicle, as well as text of news stories published in newspapers around the world.
- Global Newsstream
includes content from print and web-only news sources.
Q: Why is the UW Libraries subscribing to the NY Times?
A: Since the NY Times began limiting access to articles on their website to non-subscribers, access to nyt.com has been one of the libraries most requested resources. Subscribing has been cost-prohibitive until now. Questions? Ask Us!
Q: What if I don't want to create an account/register with the NYT?
A: If you are on campus, go to nytimes.com to read the digital content.