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Information on setting up an account using the Randolph College subscription to NYT

New York Times

Randolph College students, faculty, and staff now have full complimentary access to thanks to our campus-wide subscription.

We encourage you to take advantage of the world-class journalism of The New York Times to enrich your educational experience. covers a variety of topics with unsurpassed quality and depth through breaking news articles, blogs, videos and interactive features. 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, using any browser or the NYT apps.

Historical Content

NYT Online subscriptions provide full access to articles published between 1851-1922 & 1981-present, with limited access to content published between 1923-1980.  Content can be found within the searchable NYT Online Archive.

However, you can browse 150 years' worth of NYT content as it originally appeared using the NYT TimesMachine. Content includes everything published through 2002.

New York Times in Education

Our campus subscription includes access to New York Times in Education, providing content in 16 discipline-specific areas of study, discussion prompts, learning outcomes, Instructional Strategies, and Co-Curricular Activities

The Education site is a separate website and requires its own username/password.  You must register for access using your email address here:

How to Access NYT Online

If you have never used your email address to set up an account with NYT:
  • Go to
  • Search for and select "Randolph College-Lynchburg VA"
  • Click the "Create Account" button
  • Create your account using your email address
  • You will be sent an email to confirm your address. If you don't see it within a few moments, check your spam folder
  • Upon confirming, you will be prompted to indicate whether you are a student or faculty/staff
If you have an existing personal NYT subscription set up with your email account:
  • Call support at 1-800-NYTimes (1-800-698-4637)
  • Follow the prompts until you get the option to "cancel a subscription"
  • Explain to the customer service representative that you would like to cancel the subscription on your account because you want to utilize the campus subscription with that email address
  • Once the customer service representative has canceled your subscription and resets your account, follow the steps outlined above
Randolph employees must renew their NYT subscriptions annually to prove you are still associated with the college:
  • Sign out of NYT on any computers or mobile devices you use and close the apps or browsers
  • Go to and click Log In using your account. It will not ask you to renew but it should send you a confirmation email.
  • Check your email for a message from NYT then click on the link to confirm your campus email account is still active.
  • You may now log back into the NYT app or into your account online

Supplemental Features of the New York Times Online

If you only want to see today's content, in either a web or a traditional print layout, check out Today's Paper

You can customize your subscription to include any of your favorite NYT newsletters

Or listen to any number of popular New York Times podcasts

You can also find new TV and movie recommendations at the New York Times watching site

And download the New York Times app to your mobile device

While the Randolph College campus subscription does not include access to the New York Times Crossword or Games, it may be possible for you to add a personal subscription to NYT Games on your login