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New York Times Academic Pass

Bowdoin faculty, staff, and current students 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.

Student Academic Pass registrations are valid until December 31st of the graduation year selected. Faculty and staff access is valid for four years from the date you activate it See below for instructions on re-activating your account.

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

Student Academic Pass registrations are valid until December 31st of the graduation year selected.

Faculty and staff Academic Pass registration expires four years after you activate it. To re-activate it, follow these instructions:

    1. Go to the Bowdoin Library NYT page. You may be first prompted to log in with your Bowdoin ID and password. You will then be redirected to the NYT welcome page.
    2. On the welcome page, click on "Already have an account? Log in here »" NY Times welcome page
    3. Log in with existing NYT username and password.

Once completed, you may navigate directly to from any web-enabled device (or download the app) and use your unique NYT login. You will not need to go through the Bowdoin Library NYT page again (except once annually to renew).

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.