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Information Literacy at Guttman: A Faculty Toolkit

Use this guide to locate information literacy lessons you can adapt for your courses.

NYTs Digital Subscription Instructions


How to Register for Your Free Academic Pass:

  1. Go to
  2. Click “Create Account” to create a account using your or email address. If you already have a NYTimes account (free or paid) tied to your CUNY email, you need to unlink your CUNY email from that account before signing up for your Academic Pass. Log in to, click your username in the top right corner, select “My Account,” and replace your CUNY address with a non-CUNY one. You can then use your CUNY address to register for your pass.
  3. After creating your account, you will be prompted to check your email. Look for the confirmation message, which should arrive within 15 minutes.
  4. Click the link in the confirmation email. This will simultaneously verify your eligibility and grant your Academic Pass, which will provide access to for 52 weeks.
  5. If you don’t get the confirmation email, check your spam filter. If you still do not receive it, send an email from your CUNY email account to

Annual Renewals and Ongoing Use: Once you have activated your Academic Pass, you should have full access for 52 weeks (364 days) with no further action on your part. If you see a message that you are reaching the limit of free articles on the site, you’re probably not logged in. Simply just go to and sign in as an existing subscriber to enjoy another free year of access to the digital New York Times.

Troubleshooting creating accounts / renewals: If you have difficulty creating an account or renewing, you may encounter an issue if you previously had a personal account (paid or unpaid) where you use your CUNY email. If you run into problems, you will need to delete that account (on all devices) or change the email it’s associated with to then claim the free CUNY access.

Wall Street Journal Digital Subscription Instructions