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New York Times Online

Create a personal account to read the New York Times online.

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Access to the New York Times online

Sacred Heart now has an academic pass license to the available for students, faculty, and staff.  You must use your SHSST email address to set up an account. 

Academic Pass

What is included:

  • Unlimited access to current content posted to, including the international edition, blogs, and more.
  • Unlimited access to archived content published prior to 1923 and after 1980.
  • Five free articles per day for issues published between 1923-1980.
  • Access to the New York Times  through a variety of phone and tablet apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Kindle Fire.
  • Custom alerts, sharing, and commenting.

What is NOT included:

  • Premium Crosswords or The New York Times Crosswords apps.
  • Any other premium/subscription-based New York Times apps.
  • Times Premier.
  • The ability to share your Academic Pass digital access with others.


  • Anyone with an active email address can enroll in the program licensed through Leo Dehon Library.
  • Alumni, community users, patrons from other SWITCH schools, and others without an email address are not eligible.
  • Family members and other dependents are not eligible.

How to enroll:

  • You need to have a valid email address and access to that email account.
  • You must log in to or create an account with your email address.
  • You cannot claim an Academic Pass if you are already a digital access subscriber.
  • Visit the website to enroll.

How to use the pass:

  • After activating a pass, you need to be logged in to your account on the device you are using to read New York Times content. While logged in, you can access unlimited content from any network or location for the duration of your pass.