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Details on using the New York Times and the various access methods.

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Variety of Access Methods

The Kelvin Smith Library provides various resources that include access to The New York Times (NYT) content. Depending on the years desired or the purpose of the research need, one access point may be the best choice.

New Yorks Times - Current Years through

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With a Kelvin Smith Library provided pass, you have full access to the extensive breaking news, world news, and multimedia of The New York Times without needing your own subscription. Enjoy full access to,, and NYT mobile apps from any device.

Once activated from within the Case Western Reserve University's network, an pass can be used from any location until expiration documented upon enrollment confirmation (typically one year). 

Access includes:

  • Unlimited access on (There is no daily limit to the number of articles you can download.)
  • Archives (dating back to 1851; 5 PDF article downloads from Times Machine per user per day) 
  • Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality - found in the App; NYT stories told through enhanced technology
  • Daily 360 content - two dimensional, 360° views (with a mobile device or using a mouse)
  • Podcasts (including The "Daily" podcast)
  • All multimedia, including video, photography, VR features, and new multimedia to come.
  • Newsletters (there are a variety of topics that you may subscribe to)
  • Spanish and Mandarin Chinese versions of
  • Select NYTimes events only open to subscribers, students, and faculty.
  • Cooking and Wirecutter are not part of the subscription agreement, but access is being provided in error to your benefit. This is due to the tenure of the account and if interrupted, it can’t be restored.
  • Unlimited access to two great learning tools: The New York Times in Education website and The Learning Network.

The In Education and Learning Network sites feature: 

  • Over 1,000 resources are published each year to ensure materials are relevant and up to date 
  • Lesson plans 
  • News and geography quizzes 
  • Student opinion questions 
  • Picture prompts and graph prompts 
  • Current events conversations 
  • Writing curriculum 
  • Contests 
  • Professional development webinars 

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How to activate your Kelvin Smith Library provided access: 

  • While connected to the school network (campus wired computer, Case Wireless, or using VPN), visit
  • Search for and select Case Western Reserve
  • If you are signed into with an account associated with an email address other than your, log out first.
  • Click "Create Account" and complete the fields; you must use your email. If you have previously registered your email address on The New York Times site, you will click the "Already have an account?" Log in here" link.
  • Verify your account. You will receive a confirmation email. It may take some time to arrive, and you may need to check the spam folder
  • Download your free NYT mobile app. Visit

EXISTING registered subscribers with ACTIVE PAID subscriptions need to cancel their personal subscription by calling 800-698-4637 before creating an account. Once the subscription is canceled, they can visit, type in the school name, and follow the instructions based on their location. Since the subscriber “Already has an account " they click “Log In" (Found below "Create an Account"). Input their email address and the same “Password” created for their previous account. If the subscriber encounters an error message, that subscriber can email with

New York Times on mobile device

After registration, you can enjoy access to from any network or location including all these wonderful resources:

Below is supplemental information to better use and be informed about all the offerings of NY Times.

New York Times - Historical Years

The above access is not designed for research as the older content is limited. Access to articles from 1923 to 1980 is limited to five articles for the entire duration of the academic pass.

Use the access points below for historical access.