Faculty, Students, Staff: Free Access to Wall Street Journal / New York Times

February 9, 2023

WSJ.com is now available campus-wide thanks to a recent purchase and license by the General Library System. Faculty, staff, and students can register for their own accounts with these resources using their wisc.edu email addresses.

Current subscribers may have to cancel their personal accounts before logging into the Library’s access.

UW-Madison students, faculty, and staff also have free access to The New York Times Digital (NYTImes.com) through the UW-Madison Libraries. Register for access and create an account by following the steps below.

The Wall Street Journal Online is a financial newspaper published Monday through Friday; this entry enables access to wsj.com and via their apps. Additional access options for the Wall Street Journal are available.

Access Information

Register for an account: https://partner.wsj.com/partner/universityofwisconsinmadison

Additional access option:

Access to the Wall Street Journal, print edition 1984 – current

Questions? Contact askbusiness@library.wisc.edu

Registering for The New York Times through UW-Madison

Registering for The New York Times Digital: Academic Pass

  1. Navigate to accessnyt.com by entering it in your browser address bar.
  2. Search for and select the listing for University of Wisconsin Madison – Madison WI.
  3. Follow the instructions provided for on campus or off campus depending on your current location.
    • You will need to log in with your NetID to activate your academic pass.
  4. Create a NYTimes.com account using your institutional (@wisc.edu) email or use a pre-existing account.
    • If you have an existing paid New York Times subscription, you must cancel it before it may be linked to your school’s program.

For additional information or help creating your account, use Ask a Librarian.

Accessing The New York Times Digital: Academic Pass

Once you have registered and created an account, you can access content of The New York Times Digital (NYTimes.com) by visiting NYTimes.com, or downloading the mobile app, and logging in with your NYTimes.com account. The activation page is needed only to register for or renew access.   

Students will have access until they graduate. Faculty and staff will need to renew once every four years.

Accessing the New York Times through Databases

The New York Times is published in two formats: a print paper and online as New York Times Digital (NYTimes.com). The New York Times Digital includes access to some articles and content that are not available in the print paper and are exclusively digital. The Libraries offer online access to articles from the print paper through databases. These databases provide better search capabilities, and access to older or historical content (1923-1980), than does The New York Times Digital and are recommended for research needs.