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The New York Times: How to Activate a Pass

Activating your Group Pass to The New York Times at Trinity University

The New York Times with Group Pass

The Coates Library at Trinity University has obtained an academic site license using NYTimes Group Pass. Group passes provides users with full access to and the smartphone app* Access is available to faculty, staff, and current students.

  • Once activated from within your school's network, an Group Pass can be used from any location for the duration of your license period (364 days). 
  • There are mobile apps for iPhone/iPod Touch, Android, and Windows phones. 

*Does not include e-reader editions, Premium Crosswords or The New York Times Crosswords apps. Access to archived articles within the date range 1923-1980 is limited. Mobile apps for iPhone/iPod Touch, Android, and Windows phones are available. However, apps for tablets are not currently part of our license agreement. Other restrictions may apply. 

New Users: How to Activate a Pass

How-to Video

While physically on campus and within your school's network: 

  1. Go to or The New York Times Resource Record
  2. Create an account using your school email address. If you already have an account using your school credentials, you may log in with those credentials. 
  3. When you see START YOUR ACCESS, the expiration time and date of your pass will appear
  4. Go to and enjoy your access from any location
  5. Please note-you must re-subscribe each year!

Returning Users

Once you have activated the Group Pass provided by your school, it should allow you full access until your expiration date with no further action on your part. However, if for any reason while on you are served the message that you are reaching the limit of free articles on the site, do the following: 

  1. Make sure you are logged in to the NYTimes account with which you activated your Group Pass. If you log out of your account or visit on a device where you are not logged in, you can simply log in to your account to continue to enjoy access.
  2. If your Group Pass has expired: Visit to activate a new pass. A new pass will be available to you if your school has designated additional access periods and you activate while physically within your school's newtowrk on campus. 
  3. Please note-you must re-subscribe each year!

Smartphone Apps

Your Group Pass includes access to The New York Times via the NYTimes smartphone apps.

  1. Download your free smartphone app by visiting:, from your device. (Please note: The full NYTimes app may show up on your iPhone under Newstand, rather than as a separate app)
  2. Once you have downloaded the app make sure to log in using your credentials

Librarian Profile

Lanette Garza
Coates Library, Office 308B

Ph: 210.999.8178