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New York Times Group Pass

This guide explains how to create an account to use the library's subscription to the New York Times.

New York Times Group Pass

The New York Times. Activate your free access today.

Arizona State University Library provides access to for all current students, staff, and faculty members through a Group Pass. 

ASU users must initially register for an Academic Group Pass account or renew an existing Group Pass account by following these steps:

  1. Activate your pass:

  2. You will be taken to a new page where you can create an account.

  3. Use the “Create Account” button to CREATE OR RENEW an account.

  1. Use your email, NOT your email. 

  2. You will be redirected to myASU login page to authenticate with DUO. Please sign in as if you were signing in to myASU.

  3. When you see START YOUR ACCESS. Please submit your details to redeem your pass

    • Students registering for passes will be asked to provide an anticipated graduation year, and passes will remain valid until December of their graduation year.

The image shows “Student” radial is selected and a red box highlights the selection box to pick a graduation year.

  • New Faculty/Staff academic passes are valid for 1456 days. 

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  • Existing Faculty/Staff will get a new validation for 1456 days upon renewing their expired passes.
  1. Once your account is created or renewed you won’t need to use the link in this guide until you need to renew; instead, use from any location and sign in on their website.



Here are a few suggestions to try if you encounter an error message while trying to create or renew your account:

  • Clear your cache for ALL TIME. How to clear your cache for various browsers.

  • Try a different browser  

  • Open the link in an incognito / private window

  • If you get a blank screen after clicking “Create Account” please make sure you clicked on the correct link for ON CAMPUS vs OFF CAMPUS

If you still have issues regarding the registration or renewal of your group pass, please contact us at

Additional Information

Also, included in the pass is access to the NYTimes smartphone apps (iPhone, Android, Windows). To Download free mobile apps, visit The tablet apps are not included in this access. Tablet users may access the website using a browser. 

Historical Material:

  • To access TimesMachine for pdf scans of 1851-2002 articles, go to Sections More Tools & Services TimesMachine.              

  • Archives from 1923-1980 are limited to 5 articles per day per user.         

The Athletic

The Athletic, a New York Times Company, delivers in-depth sports coverage of your favorite teams and leagues. Access includes everything from breaking news and live commentary to long-form features, exclusive interviews, podcasts and more.

Arizona State University Library provides access to The Athletic for all current students, staff, and faculty members with an academic gift pass.
The Athletic and The New York Times are considered separate products. All users will need to redeem gift passes and log in separately to these websites. ASU users with a current account CAN use the same New York Times login credentials to redeem the gift pass and for logging in in the future.

ASU users must initially register for an account by following these steps on The Athletic Group Pass

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