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Guide to logging into NYTimes full access database, mobile app, and New York Times inEducation.

New York Times

Merced College Library provides full complimentary access to the New York Times online news platform. Access the news site online via tablet, desktop, or download the New York Times app on your personal device (Apple Store or Google Play) for free! Features include headline articles, archival newspapers through the New York Times Machine, Wordle and games, literature reviews, arts and culture, obituaries, and much more. 

The NYT is the American "newspaper of record", and an important source for factual, timely information.

Pass Activation & Log In Instructions

With Passes, you have full access to the extensive breaking news, world news, and multimedia of The New York Times without needing your own subscription.*

To claim an Pass (New Users):

  • Start by clicking here.
  • Create a free account (see screenshots) using your Merced College email address or log in if you already have an account
  • Start typing "Merced College" into the selection box, and choose from the drop down menu.

You have successfully claimed your pass when you see the start your access screen:

Now you can have full access to, and NYT mobile apps just by logging into your account.

New York Times Archives

Archival Search: TimesMachine 

What's Included

Why use the Pass to read The New York Times online?
The New York Times requires a paid subscription for full access to its website; unsubscribed visitors may only read up to 10 free articles per month. The Pass gives you unlimited access to all content on the site, except for a limited number of articles you can view from 1923 to 1980.

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?
You need to be connected to your institution’s network to activate the Pass. At this time, access to articles from 1923 to 1980 is limited to five articles for the entire duration of your Pass.

Can I access The Times from off-campus?
Yes, as long as you have previously activated your Pass from within your institution’s network.

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 be 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.