New York Times Academic Pass

Bowdoin faculty, students and staff now have access to The New York Times Digital Edition through an Academic Site License provided by the Library. *

* Note: If you already have a paid or free personal account, please see those options below.

If you have any problems registering, please contact NYTimes help at or 1-800-698-4637.  Please state that you are registering for a Bowdoin Academic Pass.

Register at New York Times Academic Pass.

  1. Because this resource is restricted to Bowdoin faculty, staff, and students, you will first be directed to a Bowdoin login page.
  2. You will then be taken to the New York Times registration form where you will click on Create Account.
  3. You may use either your or your personal email address.
  4. You will be informed if you already have a account associated with that email address.  If so, please follow the instructions below.

Faculty & staff access is valid for 364 days from the date you activate it; after it expires you can register as above for a new pass for 364 days. Student passes are valid until you graduate.

Once you have registered using the steps above, log in at from any device and location.

If you currently have a paid digital or print subscription of your own and you plan to use the same email address with the Academic Pass, you must first cancel your personal subscription.  That will "free up" the username/email address so that it can be associated with the Academic Pass.

To cancel your personal subscription, contact NYTimes Customer Care and tell them to cancel your personal subscription.   Wait a few days, and return to this page and follow the How do I register for an Academic Pass? steps above. 

PLEASE NOTE: The Academic Pass has some restrictions that your personal subscription may not have – see What features doesn't the Academic Pass include? below. Consider the options carefully before deciding to cancel your own subscription.  If you registered for your paid subscription under another email address, you can register for an Academic Pass and still keep your personal subscription.

sample image from nytimes.comIf you previously registered (not a paid subscription) with and want to take advantage of the Academic Pass, go to the Academic Pass page, click on "Already have an account?  Login here »" and log in with your NYTimes email and password.

This will switch your free, limited access to the Academic Pass access.

The Academic Pass includes full access to and the cooking app.

Recipes saved under a personal subscription should be availble to you under the Academic Pass, provided you use the same username (email address).

Bonus subscriptions are not available under the Academic Pass. They are included only with paid personal subscriptions.

The Academic Pass does NOT include Premium Crosswords, the New York Times Crosswords apps, e-reader editions, or Times Premier content. Within the date range 1923-1980, PDFs are limited.  For full access to the New York Times from 1923-1980, please use ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times.

Your Academic Pass includes access to smartphone and tablet apps. Search for "new york times" in your app store.

If you need help obtaining an Academic Pass or with your account, contact NYTimes site license support at or 1-800-698-4637 for assistance.

If you have questions about this new offering, please contact us.