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Online access to the New York

The Reed College Library offers all Reed students, faculty, and staff free online access to the New York Times. This means that members of the community have full access to NYTimes.comNew York Times mobile apps, and New York Times in Education.

Access provided is equivalent to the “Basic” subscription level and does not include the crossword or the Insider section. This is the same level of access you may already have through an academic rate subscription. Due to copyright limitations, access to archival content from 1923 to 1980 is limited to a set number of downloads per user per day. Older articles from the New York Times are also available in a number of library databases.

To activate your access, you need to create an account using your Reed email address. Before you initiate your account:  

  • If you already have an account that uses your Reed email address, log out of that account. 
  • If you already have a paid subscription using your Reed email address, you will need to cancel your paid subscription and then use the following steps after your cancellation is complete.

Activating Your NYT Account

To activate your account:

  1. Go to and type Reed College in the search box and select Reed College once it comes up.  

  2. You will then be prompted with a box with links to continue based on whether you are on campus or off.  

  3. If you do not already have an NYT account using your Reed email address, click “Create Account.”  Don’t use the option of Google, FB, or Apple to create an account. Go to the bottom of the page and use your Reed email address.  Create a password that is different from your Kerberos password. 

  4. If you already have an NYT account tied to your Reed email address, click "Already have an account? Log in."



3.  Choose your status.  If you are a student, you must put in your graduation year.  If you are a spring/fall senior, use the following year as your graduation date.  For example, if you graduate in fall 2021, use 2022.  

undefined4.  Verify your account via the confirmation email.


After claiming your access, do not sign out so remembers your personal credentials on your personal device.  If working from a public computer, please do sign out.  You can sign into your NYT account directly at from any computer using the same email and password used to create your account.  There is no need to go through the library’s URL again until your account needs to be renewed.  

Accounts are active for one year and can be renewed each year as long as your Reed email address is active