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News and Newspapers: Access the New York Times Website

Tips and Notes

  • The New York Times website is NYTimes.com
  • You might occasionally have to renew your subscription through the University. To do this, go to accessnyt.com and register again like you did originally.
  • Older, archived New York Times articles might be easier to access through one of the databases that we have access to. For more information, head to the How to Find Newspaper Articles page on this guide.
  • The access to the New York Times through the University of Iowa does not cover the cooking app or the crossword app.

University of Iowa New York Times Access

What's special about the New York Times?

If you search through the NYTimes.com, you will probably notice that you only get to read a few articles before you're blocked unless you pay for a pricy subscription, but if you're affiliated with the University of Iowa, you won't have to worry about that any longer! As a University of Iowa student, faculty or staff member, you have unlimited access to all of the news articles on NYTimes.com. This is a savings of $17 a month, or $204 a year! Using this access is a great resource for doing research and for personal news consumption.

Besides being one of the most prominent newspapers in the world, accessing the New York Times through the University of Iowa gives you another unique advantage. Instead of using a database interface to browse through articles, you can just go to the website once you have access and go through articles as if you were a paying customer.

NYT Access Registration Guide

How to Access NYTimes.com for Free

  • Go to accessnyt.com
  • In the search box pictured below search for University of Iowa

          

  • Click Go and you will be redirected to the University of Iowa libraries proxy server page. Login and you'll be sent to the page pictured below.

  • If you do not have a New York Times account, you can create a new one at this point. You can either use your University of Iowa email or a personal email account. If you do have a New York Times account you can click login below and register your current account with access.

  • You can create an account on this page. You can either use your University of Iowa email or a personal email. Make sure you pay attention to the spelling of your email.