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NYU Libraries Launches Free Access to New York Times and Wall Street Journal

by NYU Libraries Communications on 2021-09-14T16:57:00-04:00 | 0 Comments

The Division of Libraries now offers subscription access to the digital versions of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal to NYU students, faculty, and staff, free of charge.


New Subscribers

For new subscribers, the process for accessing the journals is simple. To create your new, free accounts, use these links:

Activate your New York Times subscription.  

Activate your Wall Street Journal subscription

Current subscribers to either journal who would like to switch to the NYU Libraries-provided access should reactivate their subscriptions by following these steps:


Existing New York Times Subscription

If you are already a New York Times subscriber, you need to cancel your personal subscription to take advantage of the free one. Here’s how:

  1. Cancel your personal subscription by emailing, connecting with a chat agent on the site, or calling 800-698-4637. 

  2. Go to

  3. Find your school name by selecting “New York University” from the dropdown menu.

  4. Click “Already have an account? Log in here.”

  5. Input your email address and the same password you created for your previous account.

  6. Select your status as “student” (enter your graduation date) or “faculty/staff.”

  7. Click “Continue” and you will be directed to

By reactivating your account, you reaffirm your consent to the Terms of Service and acknowledge the Privacy Policy.


Existing Wall Street Journal Subscription 

If you are already a Wall Street Journal subscriber, you need to reactivate your subscription to take advantage of the free one. Here’s how:

  1. Call 1-800-JOURNAL to cancel your personal subscription. 

  2. Go to to activate your free Wall Street Journal university account. 

  3. Select your “Account type” as either “Student” (enter your graduation date) or “Professor/Staff.” 

  4. Input your email and create a password, then click “Create.” 

  5. A confirmation page will confirm that your academic WSJ account has been activated. Click on “Okay, Let’s Go” to customize your experience.

If you have any questions, please contact or 1-800-JOURNAL.

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