Access the NY Times, WSJ, & More: New York Times



The DiMenna-Nyselius Library is pleased to provide the Fairfield University community online access to The New York Times through the New York Times Group Pass. The Group Pass gives each Fairfield University student, faculty and staff an online subscription to the New York Times which provides them access to, NYTimes mobile apps, NYT inEducation, as well as their international editions.

In addition, users can discover and share content on social networks, save articles, subscribe to email newsletters of areas of interest and receive news alerts, either on predefined topics or through a keyword search the user designates. 

Please note this subscription does not include e-reader editions, Premium Crosswords or The New York Times Crosswords apps. 


To activate your Group Pass to the New York Times, follow these steps:

  1. On campus (connected to our network) go to off campus, please use this link to activate your pass.
  2. Follow the prompts to create a free account using your address. If you already have an account using your school email address, you may log in with those credentials.
  3. You have successfully claimed a Pass when you see the Start Your Access screen.
  4. Now you can enjoy seamless full access to just by logging into your account from any location, on or off campus.

If you have trouble grabbing a pass, it could be because you have an existing NY Times account.  Please see box below for assistance.

Visit to view your Pass eligibility and expiration timestamp at any time.


Existing Accounts

If you have an existing NYTimes (paid) account, and wish to cancel or make changes to your subscription contact NYT customer care (then follow the process above to connect to the Fairfield group pass): / 800-591-9233 / Help

Expired Accounts

Group Pass accounts expire 364 days after being activated. However, that does not mean you've lost access. Here's how to renew your account:

  • Navigate to then search for and select Fairfield. 
  • You will then see: On campus click here and Off Campus click Go (you will need to login to school proxy). You will be redirected to the NYT welcome page.
  • Click "Already have an account? Login here".
  • Log in with existing NYT username/password. Then on the site it should say "Digital Subscriber" under your name.

Still can't get in?

If you have questions, please contact the Library.  Or check the New York Times Troubleshooting Guide if you are having problems obtaining an Academic Pass or are hitting a content limit.

Notes about the Group Pass Subscription

1. The Group Pass gives you unlimited access to all content* on the, including archived articles since 1851.  You may read online as many articles per day as you wish but downloading articles from 1923 to 1980 is limited to five articles per day. If you need articles from the archive, you can also visit New York Times - Historical database for unlimited access to articles from 1851-2016.

2. Ongoing Use: Once you have activated your Academic Pass, students will have full access until you graduate.  Faculty/Staff will have full access for 52 weeks (364 days). If you see a message that you are reaching the limit of free articles on the site, you’re probably not logged in. Simply log back in.

3. Mobile app access for smartphones and iPads is also provided with the Library subscription. Simply download the app on your device and log-in using your email log-in.

4. This subscription does not include e-reader editions, Premium Crosswords or The New York Times Crosswords apps.