Before Attempting to Claim a Pass and Register for Access
How to Claim a Pass and Register for NYTimes.com Access
*If you already have a free account with NYTimes.com, login with that account regardless of what email address you used.
Getting Mobile Access
After you have registered for your account, you can download free NYTimes.com mobile apps for Apple iOS or Android and login for access. Does not include e-reader editions, Premium Crosswords or The New York Times Crosswords apps.
For Faculty and Staff Members
Options for Current Digital Subscribers
NYTimes.com free passes are only available to individuals who do not already have an active digital subscription.
If you are currently a digital subscriber, you must ask to cancel your subscription before you can claim a pass. However, you can keep any premium subscriptions such as Games/Crossword while only canceling your Digital Access subscription.
If you choose to cancel:
Once your existing subscription is canceled:
If you were already using the mobile app, it should continue to work without requiring any changes after you claim your pass unless you changed your login credentials.
Access to NYTimes.com through USC does not include e-reader editions, Times Premier content (such as Games) or digital versions of The New York Times Crossword.
Pass holders are limited to five complimentary articles published between 1923-1980 per day from NYTimes.com, but USC has a subscription to New York Times Historical which provides unlimited access to the full archive back to 1851.
Troubleshooting and Frequently Asked Questions
If you get stuck on a blank white screen or the 'Welcome to the New York Times' page, visit NYTimes.com and make sure that an account is not currently logged into the site.
If you receive a message that you have reached your monthly limit of articles, make sure you have: