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The New York Times: Academic Pass: Home

This is the guide for ACC faculty, staff, and students to learn more about their Academic Pass.


Activate your Academic Pass

Use the following links:

  • Activate your pass: Access NYTimes 
    • Search for "Austin Community College"
    • Select "Create Account"
    • Complete the sign-up form with your ACC email address
    • Check your email to validate your account and click the link in the message
    • Submit your details to redeem your pass: student or staff/faculty
  • When you see the "Start Your Access" screen, you have successfully registered.

After you register, you can access from any network or location. 

NOTE: NYT has set the faculty/staff pass duration at 4 years. Faculty/staff will need to reregister at that point.

For Faculty: The New York Times in Education

An Academic Pass includes access to The New York Times in Education which provides the following features:

  • Discipline-specific areas of study
  • Classroom discussion prompts
  • Suggested learning outcomes
  • General Instructional Strategies to promote student achievement
  • Co-Curricular Activities, including events, discussions, and contests

To gain entry to the Education site (whether faculty, staff, or student), simply complete a short registration here.

Be sure to use your ACC email address. 

All the news that's fit to print!

All ACC faculty, students, and staff now have full access to the and NYT apps, courtesy of ACC Libraries.

Stay connected to the people, places and topics that matter most with unlimited news, videos and multimedia; anytime, anywhere. 

Instructions follow for claiming your Academic Pass to activate your account!


Q. What is a Academic Pass?
A Academic Pass allows ACC faculty, students, and staff full access to the NYT website and most of its digital content and apps.

  • You need to have a valid ACC email address.
  • You must log in to or create a account with that email address.

Q. What is included in the Academic Pass?

  • Access to and its archives (dating back to 1851)
  • NYT apps - for Apple, Android, and Kindle devices
  • Timesmachine - searchable, browsable page scans of every issue of The New York Times published between 1851 and 2002
  • Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality - found in the App; NYT stories told through enhanced technology
  • Daily 360 content - two dimensional, 360° views (with mobile device or using a mouse)
  • Podcasts (including the "Daily" podcast)
  • NYT Videos
  • Newsletters (there are a variety of topics that you may subscribe to)

Q. Why use a Academic Pass to read The New York Times online?
The New York Times requires a paid subscription for full access to its website Using a Academic Pass gives you unlimited access to all articles, videos, and interactive content on the site. Articles from 1923 to 1980 are limited to 5 every 24 hours.

Q. What is NOT included? Academic Passes do not include e-reader editions, Times Insider content, digital versions of The New York Times Crossword, or NYT Cooking.

Q. Can I access from off-campus?
Yes, as long as you have previously activated your Academic Pass via ACC's network. 

Q. What languages are available? is available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

Q. Can I access from my mobile device?
A Academic Pass provides 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.

Q. What are the restrictions?
Off-campus users must follow the instructions in the "Activate your academic pass" box on the upper left side of the page to be authenticated as ACC users . 

At this time articles from 1923 to 1980 are limited to five every 24 hours.

Q. I already have a paid ​Times digital or print subscription that gives me unlimited access to What should I do?
Existing users can register for access via ACC. To do so, you will need to cancel your paid subscription by calling NYT Customer Care (800) 591-9233. Once you have canceled, you can register using your existing NYT login credentials.

Q. 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.

Q. How long is the pass valid for?
Students will have uninterrupted access until their anticipated graduation date and faculty/staff will be required to re-register every 4 years.

For Students: Go Beyond The Headlines

An Academic Pass provides unlimited access to New York Times content and is an excellent source for current events, including breaking news, multimedia, opinion, blogs, videos and more.

  • Audio and Video - Explore award-winning documentaries and podcasts
  • VR/AR - Immerse yourself in virtual and augmented reality features, a new approach to digital storytelling
  • Personalized Content - exclusive to the iOS app, Your Feed lets you choose from 42 channels to follow, allowing you to keep up with the
    most relevant content
  • Reading List - Save an article to read later, read it again, or share with a friend.

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