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How to get FREE access to the New York Times Online: Setting up Your Account

This guide shows you how to get access to the library's subscription to the New York Times and its archive, the TimesMachine.

Step 1: Creating Your Account

You must create your account using your EASTERN EMAIL address

Make sure to confirm your email address by clicking on link sent from

Step 2: Access Granted!

When you see the Start Your Access screen, you have successfully registered for all digital access to

This now gives you access to the New York Times from on and off campus

Step 3: Login and start using

Now that your account is setup, you can access locked content at and use the NYTimes app from anywhere with an internet connection. To get started, visit and click on the Login button.


With your New York Times account, you also have access to the New York Times' archive, entitled TimesMachine
You can browse issues from 1851-1980.

Keeping your Account Active

When you create your account, there is an option to create a calendar alert. We suggest that you do this.

  • Faculty must re-authenticate their account at 180 days or 364 days or the account will automatically close. It is suggested that when creating an account, also create a calendar alert for when the account is about to expire.
  • Students do not have to re-authenticate but must put in their anticipated graduation date when creating an account.