New York Times Online Access

Thanks to the CUNY Council of Chief Librarians, anyone with a valid CUNY email address can receive unlimited access to the New York Times in digital and mobile formats.

Here are the steps to follow to sign up for access:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on "Register" to create a account using your Hunter email address.
  3. At the bottom of the Welcome page, click "Continue."
  4. You will then see a "Check Your Email" message. Look for a "Confirm Your Email Address" message, which should arrive to your Hunter email within 15 minutes.
  5. Click on the link in the confirmation email. This will simultaneously verify your eligibility and grant your Academic Pass, which will provide access to for your campus's designated period.
  6. If you don't get a confirmation email, check your spam filter. If you still do not receive it, send an email from your Hunter email account to

Once you've created an account, access will simply require your Hunter New York Times login--you will not have to authenticate it through the library's website. You will see your subscription as being for "one year," although it will be renewed as the subscription continues.


  • Each day of their pass, users may access up to five free articles published between the years 1923 through 1980.  Access is unlimited to archived articles outside that 1923–1980 date range.  (Our Hunter College Libraries webpage however, has full access to New York Times articles, with digitally reproduced pages, from every issue starting in 1851).
  • Academic Passes do not include tablet apps. To use your pass on a tablet, use a web browser to go to
  • Academic Passes do not include print copies, e-reader editions, Premium Crosswords, or the NYTimes Crosswords app.

If you already have an annual subscription to the New York Times with your Hunter email address, you can cancel it and receive a refund. If you wish to continue your own access (for example, If you get the print edition with online access), but also want to use the Hunter version, we suggest you move your original subscription to a personal email address.


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