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Digital Access Activation and Account Sign In

Cadets, faculty or staff at USAFA can enjoy complimentary access to The New York Times courtesy of the McDermott Library.  Follow the instructions to activate your account using your USAFA domain email.  After activating, sign in to to access The New York Times anytime, anywhere.

First Time Activation


1.  Click the link:

2.  Type the school name:  US Air Force Academy

3.  Welcome to the New York Times. To claim your account, click Create Account and on next screen enter your USAFA email address ( or and a password, then click Create Account.

4.  Check your email to validate your account (message gets sent to that email address). Sign in to your USAFA email client, select the "Confirm Your Email" message, and click the link to confirm your email address.

5.  Please submit your details to redeem your pass.  Student or Faculty/Staff?  For a Student, select your graduation year and an alternative email address (optional), then click "Sign Up".  If you are Faculty/Staff, select the radio button and "Sign Up". 

6.  Congratulations! You've claimed your NYTimes Pass!  You can now enjoy unlimited access to and eligible NYT mobile apps.  You can set a Calendar Reminder to renew, or skip to Get Started!

7.  After activating, sign in to your account at:

Note: The expiration date of your Pass will be shown to you upon activation.  Student accounts expire upon graduation and faculty/staff must re-register annually to confirm your affiliation with USAFA.

Having a problem?  Email

You may also contact us at 333-4406 or enquire at the Library Service Desk for more information about this offering. While studying and working remotely during the coronavirus 19 pandemic, please contact us by Email at or via the LIve Chat feature on our Library Website

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