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Activation Instructions for Online Newspapers

Access to the Chronicle of Higher Ed,, and

The New York Times

The Coates Library at Trinity University has obtained an academic site license using  This provides users with full access to the, including access on your smartphone and tablet device.* Access is available to faculty, staff, and current students.

  • Once activated, you can enjoy access to from any network or location for the duration of your license period (364 days for Faculty/Staff or until anticipated graduation date for students). 
  • There are mobile apps for iPhone/iPod Touch, Android, and Windows phones. 

*Does not include Premium Crosswords or The New York Times Crosswords apps. Access to archived articles within the date range 1923-1980 is limited. Other restrictions may apply. 

New Users: How to Activate Your Account

Activate Your Account

  1. Visit
  2. You will be asked to "find your school" by typing in Trinity University.
  3. To claim your pass, use your school email address by clicking on "Create Account." If you already have an account, click below on "Already have an account? Log in here" and use your existing credentials. 
  4. Create your account. When you see START YOUR ACCESS, the expiration time and date of your pass will appear
  5. Please note: If you are faculty/staff you must reactivate your pass each year, however, you no longer need to be on-campus to reactivate. If you are a student, your pass will expire on your anticipated graduation date. 

Smartphone Apps

Your account 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


Returning Users: How to Reactivate Your Account

Reactivate Your Account

  1. For faculty and staff only, once your account expires you will need to reactivate your account
  2. Visit
  3. Click on "Already Have an Account? Log in here>>"
  4. Enter your NYTimes login credentials and your account will be active again