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Last Updated: Oct 9, 2014 URL: http://library.sewanee.edu/content.php?pid=587256 Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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New York Times Online for Sewanee

With your Sewanee email address, you can get free access to NYTimes.com and the NYTimes smartphone app.

 

More Information

  • Our Group Pass covers computers, laptops and SmartPhone devices only.  You may not download an app for your tablet, but you may access your account using your tablet’s browser.
  • Our site license is for current students, faculty, and staff only and it is not available to alumni.
  • The Group Pass gives you unlimited access to all content on the site, with this exception:  at this time, access to articles from the date range 1923 to 1980 is limited to 5 articles per day. (This changed in August 2014-- it used to be 5 articles per year.)
  • Our passes last for 364 days. At the end of that time, you will need to re-register from a computer on-campus.

 

 

How to Activate

Registration is allowed only on campus from any computer within the campus network. Once you have registered, you will be able to access your subscription from your home or any other computer.

While you are physically on campus and within the Sewanee network,

Go to https://myaccount.nytimes.com/grouppass/access

or click on the link below:

NYT Academic Pass

 

 

Instructions

  • Create a NYTimes.com account using your Sewanee email address.  If you already have a NYTimes.com account using your Sewanee email address, you may log in with those credentials. (Note-- this is only if you have registered, but not paid for a subscription with your Sewanee email. You cannot have two different subscriptions with the same email address. See below for clarification.)
  • When you see START YOUR ACCESS, the expiration time and date of your pass will appear.  
  • Go to NYTimes.com and enjoy your full access from any location!
 

Frequently-Asked Questions

Why use the Group Pass to read The New York Times online?
The New York Times charges for full access to its digital edition, NYTimes.com.  Visitors to the site can view 10 articles each month without paying for them. The Group Pass gives you unlimited access to all content on the site, with the exception of a limitation on the number of articles you can view from the archive period 1923-1980.

What are the restrictions?
Site license access does not include the NYTimes.com tablet apps.  At this time, access to articles from the date range 1923 to 1980 is limited is limited to 5 articles for the entire duration of your pass.

I already have a NYTimes.com digital subscription.  What should I do?
If you have an existing paid NYTimes.com digital subscription using your Sewanee email account, you are not eligible to activate a Group Pass. You should continue to access The Times via your own subscription. If you are currently a subscriber outside of the site license offer and are registered with a personal email, you can secure an additional subscription under the site license using your campus email address.


Should I cancel my existing subscription to make use of the site license access?
You should evaluate the features available with your current subscription. If you subscribe to the print edition, you have unlimited digital access. If you subscribe to the site and pay for the tablet apps, you may chose to keep that subscription because the site license option doesn't include tablet apps. Also if you need access to more than 5 articles from 1923 to 1980, your existing subscription will let you have those.

If you decide to cancel your existing digital subscription, that subscription will not be stopped until the end of your billing cycle. There are no refunds issued unless you have paid annually in which case you will be refunded the prorated balance.

A link to the NYT subscription options and cancellation policies is in the left column.

Can I access The Times off-campus?
Yes, as long as you have previously activated your Group Pass from within the Sewanee network, e.g. its designated IP ranges while on campus. You cannot activate a Group Pass from an off-campus location.

Can I access the Times from my mobile device?
There are mobile apps for iPhone/iPod Touch (IOS 5.0+), Android (OS 2.1+), and Windows (7.5 O.S.) phones; these are included as part of the Group Pass. Mobile apps for tablets are not part of the Group Pass. However, you can access your account using your tablet’s browser.

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 to NYTimes.com, but you still have your Group Pass.

Do campus alumni have access?
No, only current students, faculty and staff are entitled to activate a Group Pass.

Are there other New York Times resources available on campus?
The Library has access to the New York TImes in print and in several databases. See below.

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