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New York Times Digital Edition - Academic Site License Help

How to create an account and set up your access to through EIU's academic site license

Introduction to NYT Digital

EIU students, faculty, and staff can access the New York Times digital edition at through an academic site license provided by Booth Library. After signing up and activating your account, this subscription will give you full access to news via as well as the NYT mobile app from any location. 

You'll also have access to the Archives (1851-2002) via the TimesMachine, the NYT Podcasts, dozens of email newsletters, and the Spanish and Mandarin Chinese versions of 

Creating your account

To create a new NYT account, please follow these five steps:

  1. Visit 
  2. Search for and select Eastern Illinois University, Charleston IL from the list of institutions. You will be redirected to the NYT registration page.
  3. Click Create Account and complete the fields. You must use your email to register.*
  4. Verify your account. Look out for a confirmation email with a link to click in order to complete your registration. Check your Spam or Junk folders if you don't see the email.
  5. After registering, visit from any web-enabled device and log in to get full access.

* If you have previously registered your email address on The New York Times site, please click the "Already have an account? Log in here" link at Step 3 above.

Please note:

Our site license does not include e-reader editions, NYT Games, NYT Cooking, The Athletic, or the NYT Crosswords app. Users with existing NYT personal subscriptions using their email are not eligible for a separate account through the library's site license. The Academic Site License includes some restrictions that your personal subscription may not have.  Access to articles within the 1923–1980 date range is limited. 

The NYT App

EIU's site license includes access to New York Times News via mobile app.

Please visit the News App page at the NYT site for directions and to download these apps for Android and iOS.

In addition, the new NYT Audio App features audio journalism and storytelling.

Especially for Faculty

Faculty interested in providing access to articles from NYT Digital should create links to the desired content from within D2L or other sources. Copying or scanning materials from the NYT is not permitted without prior permission of the New York Times. Please see Linking to for further information.

The New York Times in Education site has curricular resources by subject, discussion questions, learning outcomes, and more, all organized around NYT article content. The use of this guide requires a separate account registration with your EIU email. Your password can be the same as the one used for your NYT News access, or different if you choose.

Additional New York Times access via Booth Library

New York Times (1980-present) 

Search for full-text articles from the NYT.  Includes the Late Edition (East Coast), International Edition, Book Review, NYT Magazine, and Online Edition. This is a subset of ProQuest's Global Newsstream database.

New York Times (Historical) 

Full text articles and scanned image PDFs for this national newspaper, covering 1851-2019.

How do I get more help?

If you get an error message during the signup process or have trouble creating your account, please email from your EIU email with a description of the problem.

Visit Ask a Librarian if you need help navigating the New York Times, searching Booth Library's databases, or any other library resource or service. You can stop by the Research Help desk during open hours, chat with us, email us, give us a call, or set up an appointment to meet with a librarian for research help.

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