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News Sources: New York Times Online

Create Your Account For The New York Times Online

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A New York Times online subscription is available to all UCSB students, faculty, and staff, thanks to our Library's shared subscription!


To create your free account, visit search and select University of California, Santa Barbara. Follow the simple instructions, remember to use your campus emailAfter you have registered, simply log in via

For detailed directions on setting up your access, please consult this Activation Guide.

Tips and Troubleshooting

  • Customize your experience for better accessibility: closed captioning, transcript and text size
  • If you have an existing paid NYT subscription with your UCSB email, you must cancel it before it may be linked to your school’s program; you may cancel through Customer Care: / 800-591-9233 / chat
  • The is needed ONLY to sign up for or renew access; all content is at (or download the mobile app from the App Store or on Google Play).
  • Students will have access until they graduate.
  • Faculty and staff must renew once every four years.
  • You may reset your NYT password any time here:
  • Crosswords and Cooking apps are not included.
  • Limit of 5 pdf downloads per day for 1923-1980 via TimesMachine

Additional Access to New York Times Content

There is a limit of 5 pdf downloads per day for 1923-1980 via  Additionally, our databases are more powerful search tools than the site.  Use one of the UCSB Library databases below for more access. These databases also include older content that predates the digital version of the newspaper.

For additional access options, see the Search The New York Times box on this page. 

The New York Times in Education

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Want to use The New York Times in your classroom?

Our academic subscription also offers The New York Times in Education resource, which provides the following resources designed for educators:

  • Discipline-specific areas of study
  • General instructional strategies to promote student achievement
  • Co-curricular activities, including events, discussions, and contests

Simply complete a short registration. Be sure to use your e-mail address.