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At no cost to students, faculty, and staff at Western Carolina University, members have access to the and the mobile app. No-cost access is provided by Hunter Library in partnership with The New York Times.

Set Up Your Account

If you are a new subscriber to NYT or an existing subscriber without an active NYT subscription, you will need to access the link below to get started.

NEW Subscribers

  1. Go to access link listed above
  2. Search for and select “Western Carolina University – Cullowhee, NC”
  3. You will be directed to the NYT registration page
  4. Click “Create Account” and complete fields; you must use your @edu email
  5. Verify your account (you will receive a confirmation email)*

*Confirmation emails may be delayed 10-15 minutes and may be routed to your spam folder. You must click the link in this email to complete the registration.

A YouTube tutorial on how to activate your complimentary access can be located below.

EXISTING Subscribers

If you are an EXISTING subscriber WITHOUT an active NYT subscription

  1. Go to the access link listed above
  2. Click on “Already have an account” “Log in” (found below “Create an Account”)
  3. Input your email address and the same password created for your previous account

If you are an EXISTING subscriber with an ACTIVE PAID NYT subscription

Existing subscribers with active paid NYT subscriptions must cancel personal subscriptions to take advantage of the access provided by Hunter Library. Please connect with a chat agent on or call 800-698-4637 to cancel an active paid subscription.

After you have cancelled your active paid subscription, follow the directions for EXISTING subscriber WITHOUT an active NYT subscription to claim your complimentary subscription.

RENEW Your Access

Students will have access until 12/31 of the graduation year selected during registration.

Faculty and staff will need to re-authenticate using the access link above every 4 years.

  1. Click on “Already have an account” “Log in”
  2. Input your email address and password that you registered with
  3. You will be directed to a confirmation page confirming that your access has been reactivated.