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New York Times ( Getting Started

San Diego City College Library now provides full, complimentary access to, New York Times mobile apps, and New York Times in Education to SDCC students, faculty, and staff.

Breaking News!

The SDCC Library offers all students and personnel of San Diego City College FREE access to the online version of The New York Times newspaper! With a pass, you have full access to the extensive breaking news, world news, and multimedia of The New York Times without needing your own paid subscription. 

  • Enjoy full access to and NYT mobile apps from any device.
  • Once activated, the Pass can be used from any location until expiration date. You need to renew each year.
  • Especially for Faculty-- see the red tab above: "For Educators: The New York Times in Education" for ways to integrate The New York Times into your courses! Pass Activation (for Renewals, see next section below)

  1. Students and currently-teaching faculty: click this link while in the Library or login from off-campus with your campus email and password.
  2. Fill out the Create Your Account forms with an email address and new password.
  3. Click the Create Account button.
  4. You have successfully created your account when you see the Start Your Access screen.



Create Your Account screenshot    Start Your Access screenshot

NYTimes login instructions

To log into your account, go to and click the Log In button in the top right-hand corner of the screen:

Renew Your Pass

Passes are valid until the student graduation date you input when you first signed up. For faculty and staff, they are valid for for one calendar year. After that you must get another pass. To do so, follow these instructions: 

NYT Registration (Existing Users):

1. Log out of NYT on all applicable devices

2. Go to and look up "San Diego City College"

screenshot to find school in dropdown menu

3. Follow the instructions depending on physical location (if off campus, click the big blue GO button) :

screenshot of instructions to redeem subscription

4. On the NYT registration page, please click on "Already have an account account? Log in here" :

screenshot of instructions to claim NYT pass

5. Input existing NYT login credentials (student/faculty status; email and password)
6. Click the Log In button


Get the NYTimes Mobile Apps

 Visit to download your free NYT apps.

Frequently Asked Questions

The New York Times logo

Why use the Pass to read The New York Times online?

  • The Pass provided by SDCC Library gives you unlimited full access to all content on the site. You won't have to pay for full access, and you won't be limited to 10 free articles per month like non-subscribers.
  • Note: This is a browsing version of the newspaper; the library's Gale databases (OneFile: Health and Medicine, Health and Wellness, Opposing Viewpoints, U.S. History, World History) will let you search for specific topics in the New York Times with more focused search tools.

I already have a Times digital subscription, which gives me unlimited access to What should I do?

  • If you have an existing digital subscription, you are not eligible to activate an Pass. Please contact to discuss your options.

What are the restrictions?

  • To activate the NYTimes Pass you need to be a current San Diego City College student or employee and must use this link to get to the activation screen.
  • After activation, you can access it anywhere.

Can I access The Times from off-campus?

  • Yes, as long as you have already activated your Pass using the appropriate link mentioned above.

Can I access The Times from my mobile device?

  • All Passes provide full access to NYT apps; visit to download.
  • Pass holders can also access and on any device (computer, smartphone, or tablet) with a browser. Mobile apps are supported by most devices.

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

  • This may happen 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, but you can still use your Pass.


This guide is based on a template by Pia Walawalkar from Skyline College. Used with permission.

Page maintained by Sandra V. Pesce

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