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All West Valley College students, faculty and staff have full complimentary access to* and NYT mobile apps**, thanks to the West Valley College Library college-wide Pass* subscription. We encourage you to take advantage of the world-class journalism of The New York Times to enrich your educational experience. Once you register for an account you will have searchable access to articles, videos, blogs, features, interviews, obituaries, and columns.

Note: If you are already registered at as a non-paying registered user, select "Log in to continue" on the registration page to link your account to the one sponsored by West Valley College Library.

Already have a West Valley New York Times account? Login in here.

Need to create a West Valley New YorkTimes account? Following instructions below:

To activate your free access to the New York Times, you must use the West Valley College Pass link from this page.

If you are off campus you will be prompted to enter your name and West Valley College ID number. Once you activate your account, you can access your account on, and NYT mobile apps from any location, on or off campus.

1. Click on Pass.
            Note: If you get a security error or "Your connection is not private" message,
            click on Advanced or Continue and proceed/accept as this is a safe connection/site.

2. Create your free account (You have successfully claimed a Pass when you see the Start Your Access screen).

Your account will be active for one year from the date you register. Once your account expires, you will need to use the Pass link on this page to reactivate it.

Download your NYT apps by visiting

*Does not include e-reader editions, Times Insider content or digital versions of The New York Times Crossword. This program provides only select access to The New York Times Archive and does not replace database services to which your institution may currently subscribe. Other restrictions apply.

**Mobile apps are not supported on all devices.

Overview and Features

Overview & Key FeaturesNew York Times On Different Devices is a multi-platform news tool that provides full access to New York Times and International New York Times content, including breaking news, multimedia, reviews and opinion, blogs, videos and more. is updated 24/7 with corresponding time stamps.

From the home page, one can access more than 25 Times sections, including World, Politics, New York, Opinion, Business, Technology, Science, Sports, Arts, Fashion & Style, and Video. In addition, you will be able to share content on social networks, save articles of interest, subscribe to email newsletters and set up personalized alerts. Your access to is available from any location, on or off campus.

NYTimes en Español is free for all readers. It contains original journalism in Spanish, plus translated New York Times articles.

Today’s Paper

Today’s Paper section allows the user to read all of the current day’s print content in a digital format. Contained in this section are all of the articles found in that day’s print edition (along with corresponding page numbers).

Newsletters, Alerts & Times Wire provides 30+ daily and weekly newsletters on topics such as Top Headlines, Breaking News, Small Business, Movies Update, and Cooking, delivered directly to the user’s inbox. Its most recent, ‘What We’re Reading’ email newsletter features a roundup of great reads from around the web, chosen by New York Times reporters and editors. Custom alerts can also be created to monitor when specific keywords appear in Times Wire is a continuous stream of the latest articles and blog posts published on

Historical Coverage & Searchable Access Pass institutional subscription provides full access to New York Times articles published between 1851 through 1922, and between 1981 through current day. Access to the years 1923-1980 is limited for institutional subscribers. Once you register for an account you will have searchable access to articles, videos, blogs, features, interviews, obituaries, and columns. features a single search box with result-filtering that includes date range, result type (article vs. blog), section, author and the ability to search on ‘images only.’