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UCSB students, faculty, and staff can now enjoy complimentary access to the New York Times online thanks to the UCSB Library’s subscription. With the subscription, explore any and all issues of the New York Times going back to the first issue in 1851. Browse all New York Times produced videos, blogs, newsletters, and subscriber events, and view the newspaper’s International, Spanish, and Chinese editions as well. Activities and lesson plans for students through the New York Times Resources for Teaching and Learning are also available with the UCSB subscription, and include interactive activities based on New York Times resources. These features are not included in the UCSB subscription: NYT Games, NYT Cooking, and the e-reader replica edition. 

To create your free account now, visit accessnyt.com, then search and select “University of California, Santa Barbara.” The website will walk you through simple directions to create your new account using your campus email address ending in @ucsb.edu. Once registered, simply log in with your credentials to the New York Times through a web browser or the New York Times app. Account set-up will not work if you have a pre-existing, paid New York Times subscription using a UCSB email address. For help with personal subscriptions, contact New York Times Customer Care at customercare@nytimes.com / 800-591-9233 / chat.

Students will have complimentary subscription access until their graduation year, while faculty and staff must renew their subscription once every four years. 

Visit this helpful UCSB Library research guide for more details on accessing your UCSB subscription, along with tips and troubleshooting.