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How to access the New York Times with your Brandon University email account

Accessing the New York Times

An NYTimes Academic Pass provides you with full access to and the smartphone apps* for the period of time designated by your institution.  Brandon University has set your pass to be good for a period of 364 days from the date you activate it.

Get Started:

 Go to

1.   Click on "Register" to create a account using your school e-mail address.

2.   At the bottom of the Welcome page, click "Continue."

3.   If your e-mail address is from an eligible school, you will then see "Check your e-mail." Look for our message, Confirm Your E-Mail Address, which should arrive within 15 minutes.

4.   Click on the link in our confirmation e-mail. This will simultaneously verify your eligibility and grant your Academic Pass, which will provide access to for your campus designated period.

5.   If you don’t get our confirmation e-mail, check your spam filter.  If you still do not receive it, send an e-mail  from your school e-mail account to


If you have previously registered on, but have not registered with your Brandon University e-mail, you will need to change your account information. To do so, log in to, click on your login name on the very upper right. When the drop down box opens, click on “My Account” and change your e-mail address to your campus e-mail account where indicated on the page, then hit the SAVE button.

Returning Users

Once you have followed the steps for first-time users and activated an Academic Pass provided by your school, it should allow you full access for 52 weeks (364 days) with no further action on your part.

However, if for any reason while on you are served the message that you are reaching the limit of free articles on the site, do the following:

Make sure you are logged in to with your school e-mail address. Go to Your pass should again be active.

Smartphone Apps

Your Academic Pass includes access to The New York Times via the NYTimes smartphone apps.

Go to the following link to access:

Once you have registered and selected your Academic Pass, you can then access from anywhere at any time during the life of that pass from most web capable devices*. Academic Pass Benefits

·       Enjoy your access to from any device

·       Use your Academic Pass from any location

*Does not include e-reader editions, Premium Crosswords or The New York Times Crosswords apps. NYTimes apps are not supported on all devices. Access to archived articles within the date range 1923-1980 is limited. You must have a valid e-mail address from a participating school. Other restrictions may apply.


Academic Site License FAQ’s

If you are having problems accessing your Academic Pass, click the link below:

Troubleshooting Guide »

I keep having to log into with my e-mail address and password each time I want to enter the site, what can I do?

Some internet browser software provides for the user to enable “'private browsing”' or “incognito browsing”. These settings inhibit the use of cookies and therefore the user would be prompted to log into each time they want to access the site. Eliminating these setting should resolve that problem. Another issue could be automatic cache clearing setup on your computer.  This would eliminate the cookie requiring the user to log into the site if the cookie has been removed.

Why use the Academic Pass to read the NYTimes Web edition?

On March 28, 2011, the New York Times began charging for access to its Web edition. Most people, except those with subscriptions, are capped at viewing 10 articles each month before charges take effect. The Academic Pass gives you access to content without cap limits.

I already have a digital subscription. What should I do? does not permit a double entitlement.  If you have an existing paid digital subscription, you are not eligible for an Academic Pass. You should continue to access the Times via your own subscription.

 Should I cancel my existing digital subscription to make use of the site license access?

The New York Times Academic Site License has some restrictions that your personal subscription may not have.  Consider the options carefully before deciding one way or another.

 What are the restrictions?

Site license access does not include the tablet apps.  At this time, access to articles from the date range 1923 to 1986 is limited is limited to 5 articles for the 364-day period.

 Can I access the Times off-campus?

Yes, as long as you have registered using your campus e-mail address and obtained your Academic Pass.

 Can I access the Times from my mobile device?

There are mobile apps for iPhone/iPod Touch (IOS 5.0+), Android (OS 2.1+), and Windows (7.5 O.S.) phones; these are included as part of the Academic Pass. Mobile apps for tablets are not part of the Academic Pass. However, you can access the mobile site ( or Times Skimmer ( using your smartphone or tablet running one of the above operating systems.

What should I do if I lose access?

If you lose your full access for any reason, re-visit and log in with your Brandon University email address. Go to to claim a subsequent pass or check your account status anytime.

 Why am I asked to login on some occasions and not others?

This may be because your browser may clear its Web cache/history if it is set to do so. In such cases you will need to login back into to, but there is no need to get another Academic Pass.

 Do campus alumni have access?

No, only current students, faculty and staff will have access via the Academic Pass.

 Are there other New York Times resources available on campus?

There is access to the New York Times on LexisNexis from 1980 onwards. The library has microfilm of the New York Times from 1960 onwards.

I still need help!

If you are still experiencing problems, contact our site license support at for assistance.

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