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Enjoy access to, courtesy of UCI Libraries.*

To activate complimentary access, you must be a current student, faculty or staff member at UCI.

Follow the steps laid out in the box below to create your account. After registration you can access the New York Times from or download the app. You will not need to access through the Library website. You will need to renew your subscription every year.

*This does not include e-reader editions, NYT Cooking, Times Insider content, or digital versions of the New York Times Crossword. Mobile apps are not supported on all devices.

How to Access the

To Activate or Renew Your Access:

1. While on campus, or while connected to the VPN (make sure to select Group: UCI Full) from off campus, visit

2. Create a account using your UCI email address

Type in "Irvine" and it will find University of California, Irvine.

Image of page showing search for Irvine to choose University of California Irvine.

Fill in your UCI email address, create a password, and choose the appropriate "type of user." Then click "Sign Up."

3. If you wish, you can download the NYT mobile app. Visit

After registration, you can enjoy access to from any network or location.
The expiration date of your Pass will be shown to you upon activation. 

Having problems creating an account or renewing?

If you currently have a personal paid subscription to the New York Times and are having difficulty creating a UCI account, please contact the New York Time's customer service directly.

# for Personal Subscriptions: 1-800-698-4637
# for Academic Subscribers: 1-800-753-7795


If using Safari to create your account and the process stalls after identifying the University of California as your School, try a different browser. Once your account is created you should be able to sign in and use the Safari browser to read the paper.

Still need help?

Users can email NYT education support team at with any inquiries. Or you can communicate with them via the NYT Group Subscription live chat. Please keep in mind that these services are staffed M-F 8am-5pm EST.

Annual Renewal of Your Account

After one year, you will need to renew your account.

Computer Website Renewal:

  • Follow the instructions "How to Accss the"
  • When renewing on a computer that you regularly use to access, you will often be auto-recognized.

Mobile App Renewal:

You might get stuck in a loop when trying to reestablish your account on the mobile app, like this.

Already a subscriber?  Log in.  >>  Don’t have an account?  Create one.  >>  “Could Not Create Account.  The e-mail address provided is already in use.”  >> Already a subscriber?  Log in. 

If that happens, delete and reinstall the mobile app.

Contact Your Newspaper Librarian

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Cynthia Johnson
949-824-0081; 949-824-0042

Contact Your Newspaper Librarian

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Becky Imamoto
Langson Library 460
(949) 824-2639
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