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Answered By: Mindy Kent
Last Updated: Aug 26, 2020     Views: 6565

The Harvard Law School Library  offers subscription access to the to current law school faculty, staff, and students.  All HLS faculty, students, and staff may use this Group Pass to create an individual user account similar to the fee-based digital subscription for the  

If you are a first time faculty member, student or staff member, you may sign up at any time.

Here's How:

New Users:


Already a paid New York Times Subscriber?

If you already have an existing paid subscription for digital access to the (using your Harvard Law School email address), you must first cancel your subscription before registering for Law School access

  • You may cancel your existing digital subscription by calling Customer Care at (800) 591-9233.

  • Paid subscribers will not be reimbursed for cancellation.  You may want to time your registration accordingly.


Already a non-paying registered New York Times user?

  • If you are a non-paying user registered with your Harvard Law School email address, you may sign-up using your Law School address. 

  • Be sure to choose the “Log in here” button,The group pass will be added to your existing account


Other points of note:

  • Our group pass covers computers, laptops, tablets and SmartPhones, but not Kindle devices. 

  • Our site license is for current Law School faculty, staff and students only. It is not available to alumni. 

Other ways to access New York Times content


Current Content


Harvard affiliates can also get full-text access to the current New York Times through Factiva or Nexis Uni.  Law School affiliates can also get access through Lexis Advance.

To browse the current day’s news in Factiva click on the "News Pages" tab at the top of the page. Choose "United States" in the drop-down menu, and links to articles from major news sources will appear on the right side of the page.  Scroll down to the New York Times, then use the drop-down menus under the title to select the date and section you want to read. 

To find older articles on a particular topic, you can search for and retrieve articles back to June 1, 1980 through Lexis AdvanceNexis Uni or Factiva. They are updated daily.


Historical Content

You can also access Times articles electronically from 1851- 2005 through  Proquest Historical Newspapers.



Answered by Mindy Kent
Last Updated: Aug 26, 2020     Views: 6565

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