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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

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. Click on this link
  2. Choose if you are ON campus or OFF campus.
    1. If you are ON campus, click the hyperlink “here”.
    2. If you are OFF campus, click on the big blue “Go” button.
  3. You will be taken to a new page where you can create an account. Use the “Create Account” button whether you are CREATING or RENEWING an account.

  4. Instead of typing in your email and password, scroll down and click on the "Continue with Google" link and then sign in there with your email, NOT your email.

  5. You will be taken to a myASU login page. Please sign in as if you were signing in to myASU.
  6. When you see START YOUR ACCESS, *students* registering for their passes will be asked to provide an anticipated graduation date, and their passes will remain valid until December of their graduation year. *New Faculty/Staff* academic passes are now valid for 1456 days. *Existing Faculty/Staff* will get the new validation from 364 days to 1456 days upon renewing their expired passes.
  7. Once your account is renewed you won’t need to use the link in this guide until you need to renew; instead, use the normal link from any location and sign in on their website.

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

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

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

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