Claim your free New York Times all-access pass!

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who: anyone with an email

what: free, fully paid access to the entire New York Times site, including the NYTimes mobile app


  1. Visit a free NYTimes account using your school email address. (You can also use the Google button—be sure to connect to your address, not a personal gmail account.)
  2. Check your CCS email inbox and click on the link in your confirmation message.  (Check your spam or updates/promotions folder maybe.)
  3. But don't just click! That link will bring you to an NYT page and you must answer the questions on that page or your account will not be registered.  (Select faculty/student and graduation year. Pretty easy—but make sure you do it.)
  4. (If the email doesn't arrive, send an email to from your school email address to request confirmation, or use their chat feature during business hours—they solve problems really quickly via chat.)

You have successfully claimed a Pass when you see the Start Your Access screen.  Now you can enjoy seamless, full access to and NYT mobile apps from any location, on or off campus, just by logging into your account. You may download NY Times mobile apps at

HINT: Remain logged into your New York Times account to have seamless access to and the mobile apps for the duration of your Pass.

NOTE: If you already pay for your subscription to the NYT through your school email, you will need to cancel that account before you can sign up using your free CCS access. Unfortunately, they require you to actually contact a person (via chat or phone) in order to cancel, though the process is quite straightforward once you do so. Get there by clicking the tab for “Account” on the top right of the NYT home page, then click on “Account” or “Billing” and navigate to “Cancel my account.” You will not lose any articles you saved; they always stay attached to your email address whether you have an account, cancel it, or sign up again as you would in this case. 

screenshot of how to find the account settings


Did you LOSE ACCESS to your Christchurch NYTimes account?

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If you get a message that you have used up your articles for the month, this is a mistake. Every once in a while your NYTimes account might get dropped from the school's subscription. It shouldn't, but it seems to occasionally happen. We have a subscription so you are allowed unlimited articles. 

What to do: Go back to and follow the link there for "Already have an account."

  • If this option doesn't appear, simply "sign up" for an account (even though you already have one) and the NYT will immediately reset your access.

Plan B: If that doesn't work, contact them using the chat feature from your account page on the NYTimes website (available during business hours). They are amazingly responsive and can usually get it straightened out in under five minutes. Don't put it off—it can be fixed.


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Your teachers may share a link with you for streaming a film for class. This is a new service we have at Christchurch this year. It basically works like an academic Netflix, except that you can't browse titles, only watch ones that your teachers share links for.

Here are the steps:

  • Your teacher shares a link to the movie with you.

  • Open the link

  • Make sure you are logged into your CCS Gmail account, and your movie should load automatically. If it doesn't open, make sure you have your CCS Gmail or Google Docs account open, and not a personal Gmail account. 



Faculty can log in here . 

Use your CCS Google credentials to authenticate. If you are already logged into your CCS Google Drive or Gmail account, the page should load automatically.

If it says you are not authorized, make sure you are logged into your CCS Gmail account, and not a personal account.

If you have any problems, just ask the librarian!