New York Times site license through RPI Libraries

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RPI students, faculty, and staff have access to a New York Times account through Rensselaer Libraries. Faculty and staff accounts need to be renewed annually, while student accounts stay active for multiple years.

What follows are instructions for registering for your access to the New York Times. The process is the same for renewing each year.

New York Times Online User Authentication/Registration/Renewal Procedure:

For those renewing their New York Times Account:

  • To renew, current students, faculty, and staff will access The New York Times registration link at
  • Click Create Account
  • Enter your RPI email address and a preferred password
  • Answer status question on whether student, faculty/staff
  • Confirmation for one year subscription should appear
  • Option to set calendar reminder for renewal should appear

For those signing up for New York Times Account through Rensselaer Libraries for the first time:

Note: If you already have an individual New York Times subscription:

  • If you have an existing NYT (unpaid) account, DO NOT click "Create Account" on the welcome page; instead click "Already have an account? Log in here" and log in with your existing NYT username / password. This will link your existing NYT username / password to the Rensselaer Site License.
  • If you have an existing NYT (paid) account, you will need to cancel it first, before it can be associated with the Rensselaer Site License. You must cancel through customer care: / 800-591-9233 /  or access assistance via the NYTimes Chat
    As soon as it's cancelled, that will "free up" the username so that it may be associated with the Site License (following the same process above).  There's very little lag time.
  • The account customizations should remain the same; only the source of the access will change.  If you had previously subscribed to newsletters, they should remain subscribed (you may need to re-subscribe if necessary).
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