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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 now provide full complimentary access to NYTimes.com, New York Times mobile apps, and New York Times in Education to MCCD students, faculty, and staff.

Search for archived articles at NYTimes.com or browse archived papers by date or keyword search at https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/browser/.  

Access to the NYTimes.com site requires an activation and login.  Follow the directions below to login for your access to the NYTimes.com, the mobile app download and the New York Times inEducation databases.

NYTimes.com

Pass Activation & Log In Instructions

With NYTimes.com 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 NYTimes.com Pass (New Users):

  • Start by clicking here.
  • Create a free NYTimes.com account (see screenshots) using your Merced College email address or log in if you already have an account
  • Claim a "pass".
  • 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 NYTimes.com, INYT.com and NYT mobile apps just by logging into your NYTimes.com account.

What's Included

Why use the NYTimes.com Pass to read The New York Times online?
The New York Times requires a paid subscription for full access to its website NYTimes.com; unsubscribed visitors may only read up to 10 free articles per month. The NYTimes.com 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 NYTimes.com. What should I do? 
If you have an existing digital subscription, you are not eligible to activate an NYTimes.com Pass. Please contact edu@nytimes.com to discuss your options.

What are the restrictions?
You need to be connected to your institution’s network to activate the NYTimes.com 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 NYTimes.com Pass from within your institution’s network.

Can I access The Times from my mobile device?
All NYTimes.com Passes provide full access to NYT apps; visit nytimes.com/mobile to download. Pass holders can also access NYTimes.com and INYT.com 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 NYTimes.com, but you can still use your NYTimes.com Pass.