Digital FAQ’s for College Educators
What are the options to provide access to NYTimes.com at the education rate for multiple users?
We now offer the following ways to provide multiple users with unlimited access* to our Web site, NYTimes.com, featuring breaking news, world news and multimedia.
Please note: these options are new benefits that you can offer to your campus community; they are not a replacement for the New York Times database services to which your library currently subscribes.
Rates are the same as those for individual digital subscriptions at the education rate, but you are billed for a pre-selected number of users.
- NYTimes.com and smartphone apps: $1.88/week per user
- NYTimes.com and tablet apps: $2.50/week per user
- All Digital Access -- NYTimes.com, smartphone and tablet apps: $4.38/week per user
Minimums apply. Discounts are offered for 500 or more users.
Do you want to provide a group of specific individuals with their own subscriptions to NYTimes.com and access to the NYTimes apps, but get one bill?
Choose an NYTimes.com Group Subscription. An NYTimes.com Group Subscription provides unlimited access to NYTimes.com and the NYTimes apps for specific individuals for a designated period of time. Each user receives his or her own digital subscription that can be used from any location. You must provide the users’ names and e-mail addresses, but you can change the users who are served by the subscription. See archive access policy below. Please download the NYTimes.com Group Subscriptions Information and Order Form.
Do you want to serve a number of educators and/or students each day with access to NYTimes.com and the NYTimes apps, but not always the same individuals?
- Choose NYTimes.com Passes. NYTimes.com Passes grant 24 consecutive hours of access to NYTimes.com and the NYTimes apps for a pre-selected number of users each day. Passes are not restricted to specific individuals. During each 24 hours of access, users enjoy full access to NYTimes.com. See archive access policy below. Please download the NYTimes.com Passes Information and Order Form.
- Which kind of NYTimes.com Passes should I order?
- Choose NYTimes.com Academic Passes if you want users to be able to claim passes from any location, on or off campus. Users qualify by having a valid e-mail address from your school’s domain. Please see the NYTimes.com Academic Passes FAQ’s.
- Choose NYTimes.com Group Passes if you want users to claim passes simply by being in your school building or on campus. NYTimes.com Group Passes generally cannot be claimed from off-campus locations; although once claimed, the user can access NYTimes.com and the apps from any location during their 24 hour pass.
Do you want to provide access to NYTimes.com for everyone on the premises of your school?
This would be provided by a site license, but a site license may not be a feasible option for a number of reasons.
A site license is not meant to replace database services to which your school or library currently subscribes. Our site license functionality works on IP range and generally cannot provide access from off-campus locations. A site license does not include archive articles from the 1923-1986 date range, NYTimes apps, e-reader editions, Premium Crosswords or the NYTimes crosswords apps. Other restrictions may apply.
Your cost for a site license will be based on the total number of individuals at your institution. We offer only limited volume discounting. For example: if your school has 2,500 students, 250 teaching staff and 250 non-teaching staff, you would need to purchase a site license for 3,000 users. The rate for 3,000 users is $1.31 per user per week, so your site license would cost $3,930 per week or $204,360 per year.
What is the policy for access to The New York Times archive?
Articles in The New York Times archive outside the date range 1923–1986 are treated like any other article; digital subscribers or individuals who are part of an NYTimes.com Group Subscription receive unlimited access. For nonsubscribers and site license users, views of these archived articles count towards their 10-article monthly limit.
Articles within the date range 1923–1986 are treated differently due to legal restrictions. Individual digital subscribers and individuals who are part of an NYTimes.com Group Subscription receive access to 100 free articles every four weeks from this date range. Users of an NYTimes.com Pass receive access to 5 articles per 24-hour period from this date range. Access above that limit cost $3.95 per article. For nonsubscribers and site license users, articles from this date range cost $3.95 per article.
How much content can be accessed for free on NYTimes.com?
Individuals may view up to 10 articles each month on their own computer at no charge (including slide shows, videos and other features). After 10 articles, we will ask the reader to become a digital subscriber, with full access to our site. Readers who come to Times articles through links from search, blogs and social media like Facebook and Twitter will be able to read those articles, even if they have reached their monthly reading limit. For some search engines, users will have a daily limit of free links to Times articles. The home page at NYTimes.com and all section fronts and blog fronts will remain free to browse for all users at all times. Access is free, without a digital subscription, to The New York Times Learning Network blog and all its posts, as well as all Times articles linked from them.
Where can I learn more about digital subscriptions?
For individual subscriptions or to see detailed descriptions of the NYTimes apps, please visit:
- NYTimes.com/CollegeDS -- college students and educators
- NYTimes.com/TeacherRate -- K-12 educators
- NYTimes.com/IntEdu -- non-U.S. educators and university students
- NYTimes.com/access - general consumers
For more information about access for multiple users:
*Does not include e-reader editions, Premium Crosswords or The New York Times Crosswords apps. Mobile apps are not supported on all devices. Prices are subject to change. Digital access options for multiple users are subject to minimums in quantity and duration. Access cannot be suspended during school breaks. Additional restrictions may apply. These options are for users at least 13 years of age. To learn about our offerings for younger students, please visit The New York Times in School or The New York Times Learning Network.