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Extra! Extra! New York Times Access for Penn Law!

August 24, 2016


Who has access: Penn Law faculty, current students, and staff.

 

How do we access it: At NYTimes.com and through smartphone apps. Registration is required.

 

Things to know before registering:

  • You must register using your Law School email address
  • If you have a paid subscription, you must cancel it prior to registering for Law School access. You will not be reimbursed, so please time your cancellation accordingly. To cancel, contact Customer Care at (800) 591-9233. After canceling your subscription, you can add the Penn Law group access to your account. See below for instructions on how to do so. 

 

How to register for the first time:

  • Go to: http://bit.ly/biddleNYTpass. You may be asked to sign in with your surname and the middle 8 digits on your PennCard.
  • If you already have a NYTimes.com account tied to your Penn Law email address, select “Log in here” and sign in with your Penn Law email address and password. 
  • If you do not have a NYTimes.com account tied to your Penn Law email address, select “Create an Account.” Enter your Penn Law email address and select a password. 
  • After logging into your current account or creating a new one, you should see a message indicating that your pass has been activated. You will also be given a pass expiration date that is 364 days from activation.  

How to renew your access or check the expiration date for your pass:

  • Go to: http://bit.ly/biddleNYTpass. You may be asked to sign in with your surname and the middle 8 digits on your PennCard.
  • Click “Log in here” and sign in with your Penn Law email address and password
  • You should see your pass expiration date on screen. If your pass was renewed, it’ll be active for another 364 days.

 

Please note: 

  • The site license includes access through smartphone apps for iPhone, Android, Blackberry 10, and Windows phones. After downloading the app, simply sign in with your NYTimes.com login information.
  • Mobile apps for tablets are not included. You may still access NYTimes.com through your tablet’s browser. 
  • Archival access through the site license is quite limited. As an alternative, the Penn libraries provide access to the New York Times (1851-2009) through ProQuest Historical Newspapers
  • Passes expire 364 days after activation. To renew, follow the registration instructions above. The Library will send renewal reminders. 

 

More questions? Check out this PDF.