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News, Newspapers, and Current Events: NYT

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Direct subscription to The New York Times


A New York Times digital edition subscription is available to all MIT faculty, students, and staff

Register for access

Create your account

1. Sign up for an account with your MIT email address and kerberos: MIT NYT pass registration

> If you are having trouble registering, try clearing the cache and cookies on your browser, and/or connecting to MIT's VPN.

2. After registering, you can access the New York Times directly by going to or connecting via mobile app

Already a subscriber?

If you currently have a paid personal account with your MIT email

- Contact NYT, cancel personal account, and set up an MIT account. Cancellation will occur when current subscription expires. 

If you currently have a paid personal account with a non-MIT email

- Set up an MIT account, and cancel your personal account if you wish.

NYT Cooking and Games subscribers

- You cannot add these subscriptions to your free MIT account. They must be on a different email address (you do not need an additional digital newspaper subscription).

To cancel an existing account, please contact New York Times Customer Care:

Renewing MIT NYT Pass

  • Student subscriptions are valid through graduation date entered at sign up
  • Faculty/staff subscriptions are valid for four years. Renew access at

To renew:

  1. Click on Already have an account? Log in here. Login with the same username and password that you registered with. If you have forgotten your password, click the Forgot password? link.
  2. You will see an on-screen confirmation that your pass has been reactivated, the new expiration date, and an option to add a calendar reminder for next year.


Please note the New York Times Terms of Service and Privacy agreements.

Access problems

 NYT Live chat



 New York Times Contact Us page

MIT help:

NYT for research

For advanced search functions, use our subscriptions in academic databases:

What's included

Included in our subscription:

  • 1851 to current day and all updates
  • International, Spanish and Chinese editions
  • All NYT produced videos, blogs, newsletters, subscriber events
  • Teaching and learning tools with 16 discipline channels, curated articles, discussion questions, co-curricular activities
  • Access through web browser and personal devices/mobile app
  • The Athletic - you must log in to access this service. Click "log in" in the upper left of The Athletic page, and then choose "sign up with the New York Times."

Not included:  

NYT Games, NYT Cooking, e-reader replica edition

NYT in print

Hayden Library (14S-100) has a print subscription to The New York Times.

If you would like a print subscription to The New York Times, contact their subscriptions department for an educational rate.