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New York Times Group Passes

Activating the Pass

New York Times

Trexler Library is happy to offer a pass to access through an Academic Site License. The license provides full access to news, multimedia, and archives of the New York Times.  This access is only available to current Muhlenberg College faculty, students, and staff. Each person must activate their pass using their Muhlenberg email address. 


Step-by-step visual instructions available in this Google Doc or use basic steps below: 

  1. Go to the Group Pass account page using this link.
  2. Click on ‘Create an Account’ or ‘Log in to Continue’ if you already have an account (with your email address).
    Use your Muhlenberg email address when requested, to create an account or login. 
  3. If activated correctly, you should see a screen indicating the expiration of your pass.
  4. Once activated, you may log in and access from any device, from any location. (Log in using your email address as the username and the password you created for this NYTimes pass.)


  • If your pass has expired, return to the Group Pass account page and sign in with your Muhlenberg email to reactivate your account.
  • If you have a personal subscription to NYTimes Digital registered under your Muhlenberg email, you must cancel your personal subscription before you can claim a Group Pass account. You may cancel through Customer Care: / 800-591-9233 / chat.
  • If you have a daily pass, that pass must expire before you can claim this year-long pass.
  • Other issues, contact Tina Hertel ( or x3550.


Additional Information

Information describing what is included with the Academic site license, troubleshooting, and additional information.

Other Ways to Access the New York Times

In addition to this campus wide site license to, Trexler Library also offers the following ways to access the New York Times.

Information about accessing any of the above three options are available here

Trexler Library will continue to maintain these other means to access the New York Times, especially given the restriction on using the archive:

At this time, access to articles from 1923 to 1980 is limited to five articles for the entire duration of your Pass.


Other News Sources

We are often asked about access to other kinds of news sources.
Wall Street Journal Online ( Access
Trexler Library offers current students, faculty, and staff the option to have full access to all The Wall Street Journal content on the website. See the Wall Street Journal Online guide for instructions for setting up your individual account.
The Wall Street Journal can also be accessed online (text only) via:  This Subscription offers access to articles from 1984 the present. 
Chronicle of Higher Education
Also, for particular interest to faculty and staff at Muhlenberg, the library also provides digital access to The Chronicle of Higher Education. While on campus, you should be able to read articles directly. To access articles off-campus you must have a Chronicle account under your Muhlenberg email address. Create a Chronicle account here: using your Muhlenberg email address. You can set up the account while on-campus or off-campus.