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Online Newspaper Access

Instructions for accessing and renewing Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times digital newspapers, plus finding news articles online and in the STLCC Libraries databases.

How Do I Set Up my Digital Subscription to the New York Times?

From the Welcome to the New York Times page,

  • Click on Create Account
  • Enter in your or email address and create a password for access
  • Click Log In
  • You have successfully claimed a Pass (set up your account) when you see the Start Your Access screen.
Tip: Stay logged into your account for seamless access.

What is included in the subscription?

Enjoy access to the full and NYT mobile apps from any device after you claim a pass and set up an account. The pass also gives you access to New York Times In Education, Learning Network, videos, podcasts, daily or weekly newsletters, Cooking, and Wirecutter.

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New York Times article availability using your STLCC group pass:

  • 1851-1922: unlimited articles
  • 1923-1980: up to five articles per day per user
  • 1981-present: unlimited articles

Once you have claimed a Pass, you will also be able to create a separate account for access to New York Times In Education. You can use the same password as you used for the account, or a different one. In Education gives you access to lesson plans, discussion questions, assignment ideas, curated collections of articles in your subject area, newsletters, and more.

How do I renew my subscription?

Your Pass is good for one year of access to the New York Times digital edition. When your Pass expires, you will still have an "account" -- which is simply your login information and profile, but you will need to renew your Pass for continued access. 

Step-by-step renewal process:

  1. Visit the NYT Group Pass page.
  2. If your Pass has expired, select the Log in here option to renew. (see screenshot below).
  3. Use the email and password you currently use to access the NYT.
  4. You will be granted a new Pass and see the Start Your Access screen. (The new Pass is good for 1 year from date of renewal.)
  5. Still have questions? Please contact an instruction librarian at your campus library, or use Ask a Librarian.

screenshot with Log in here circled



Frequently Asked Questions


What is the difference between an Account and a (Group) Pass?

When you create your account, you are setting up your profile, which includes your STLCC email address. The (Group) Pass provides access to the NYT for one year. The account does not expire, but when the Pass expires each year you will need to renew it to regain access. The Pass can be renewed each year while you are a student, faculty or staff of STLCC.

I already have a Times digital subscription, which gives me unlimited access to What should I do?

If you have an existing digital subscription, you are not eligible to activate an Pass. Please contact to discuss your options.

What are the restrictions?

You need to be connected to the your institution’s network to activate the Pass. At this time, access to articles from 1923 to 1980 is limited to five articles per day per person (unlimited access to other articles). Does not include e-reader editions, Times Insider content or digital versions of The New York Times Crossword.  Other restrictions may apply.

Can I access The Times from off-campus?

Yes, as long as you have previously activated your Pass from within your institution’s network from campus or using the login/authentication process from off campus locations. 

Can I access The Times from my mobile device?

All Passes provide access to NYT apps; visit to download or find in your device's app store. Pass holders can also access 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, but you can still use your Pass.

When does my Pass (Account) expire?

Your Pass expiration time stamp will be shown to you upon registration. It will be one year from date of activation. You may wish to make a note on your calendar to renew for uninterrupted access.

How do I renew my Pass (Account)?

Make sure you are logged into the account with which you activated your last Pass, then use this link:

What other options do I have for access to NYT?

Need More Help?

Use Ask a Librarian to contact an STLCC librarian or contact the New York Times at

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000