Welcome back! We wish you a successful, fun, and information-filled new academic year.
There have been many resources added to the Library since summer began, but one of the biggest has been our new access to all of the features available through the New York Times website, NYTimes.com. Over the summer, the Library arranged access to NYTimes.com through its Academic Pass program.
Through this program, you will have full access to NYTimes.com for a period of 52 weeks (364 days) from the date you sign up .
In order to participate, you must follow the instructions on the library’s FAQ page: https://library.vassar.edu/research-guides/nyt-academic-pass. We urge you to read thoroughly the FAQ prior to signing up, especially if you are already a subscriber to the New York Times.
Please note these important aspects of the program:
- You must have and use a valid email address from Vassar College to participate.
- If you have problems signing up or have problems with your access after you have signed up, you will need to contact the New York Times directly at email@example.com, not the library. The library does not manage the accounts and cannot troubleshoot.
- Access does not include e-reader editions, Premium Crosswords or The New York Times Crosswords apps. NYTimes apps are not supported on all devices.
- Access to archived articles within the date range 1923-1980 is limited; you should continue to use the New York Times Historical Newspaper (ProQuest) for research. Please consult a Research Librarian (https://library.vassar.edu/research/ask-a-librarian) for help.
- If you have an existing paid NYTimes.com digital subscription, you are not eligible for an Academic Pass unless you prefer to cancel your own digital subscription. However, the New York Times Academic Site License has some restrictions (some of which are noted above) that your personal subscription may not have. Consider the options carefully before deciding one way or another.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with general questions or comments.