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New York Times at Cushwa-Leighton Library: Home

Activate your pass

What is an academic pass?

  • Access to the NYT digital edition via website or mobile app
  • Available to all Saint Mary's students, faculty, and staff
  • Available on and off campus

How do you register?

  • Go to
  • Create Account with your Saint Mary's email address
  • Create a new password
  • Check your Saint Mary's email for an activation link sent by The New York Times

How long does the pass last?

  • The pass is good for one year
  • To renew, re-register. See "Re-register" tab in this guide for more details.
  • When you first register, NYT displays the date that your pass will expire

New York Times digital edition

New York TimesCushwa-Leighton Library provides on- and off-campus access to The New York Times 
digital edition, t
hanks to funding by the Efta Endowed Fund.

Known as an "academic pass," students, faculty, and staff have complete access to the digital New York Times. The pass includes all news, archives, special features, special educational content, and much more. Not included are digital versions of The New York Times crossword.

Each user must activate his or her pass by creating a unique account with The New York Times using his or her Saint Mary's email address.


Selected images and content in this guide are used with permission of University of Wisconsin La Crosse Murphy Library.

Mobile apps

The New York Times has apps for:

  • iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
  • Android
  • Kindle Fire
  • Windows 10

Download apps (Android, Apple). After installing the app, log in with your Saint Mary's email and the password you used when you first activated your NYT account.

Prefer New York Times in print format?

A print copy of today's New York Times is available on the low shelving to the left of the circulation desk.

A week or two of print editions are stored here before they are moved to the lower level, where up to two years of print editions may be found.