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The New York Times - Get full digital access both in & outside of school

 Articles from 1851-1980 can be accessed through the archive search. Search historical issues & primary sources through the Times Machine which has over 150 years of  NY Times journalism in its original newspaper format starting with Volume 1, Number 1 in 1851 through 2002! Go to The New York Times online guide for more in depth information.

In school, here's how to claim your pass for full digital access to The New York Times:

  1. When you are on campus, visit
  2. Create an account using your BC email address
  3. When you see "START YOUR ACCESS" and an expiration date (one year from the day you sign up), you are all set!
  4. Set a calendar reminder to renew for next year so you have no lag in your subscription.
  5. Go to and enjoy your full access from any location! 


Visit Create a free account using your school email address with the approved domain(s).  If you already have a account associated with such email address, log in with those credentials.
Check your email inbox for our confirmation message.  Click on the link in your confirmation message to validate your email address and claim your Pass.  If the confirmation email didn’t arrive, check your spam folder. If it isn’t there, send an email to from your school email address to request confirmation.
You have successfully claimed a Pass when you see the Start Your Access screen.  Now you can enjoy access to, and NYT mobile apps from any location, on or off campus, just by logging into your account. You may download NYTimes mobile apps at
HINT: Remain logged into your account to have seamless access to and our mobile apps for the duration of your Pass. Visit to view your Pass expiration timestamp at any time.
To claim a new Pass after expiration: visit and log in with your account associated with your school email address.

Find Articles On All Subjects

Global Issues & World News

FACTS IN FILE - Issues & Controversies

GALE - Opposing Viewpoints

GALE - National Geographic Virtual Library

Read magazines from our online newsstand!

  • Browse the BC's Flipster website for digital magazines. Select a magazine to open it in your browser.
  • To download a magazine for offline viewing on your mobile device, go to the menu    and select 'Open in App'.  
  • To download the free Flipster app, search the iTunes app store or the Google Play Store for “Flipster.” 
  • Off campus, you will need the username and password. Find it on the Database Passwords page or ask your Librarian.

Flipster Online Newsstand

Select any magazine to view in digital format.

To access off-campus, enter the username & password found on the Database Passwords page.

Available Titles:

Advocate ~ The Atlantic ~  Beanz (formerly Kids, Code &  Computer Science) ~ Bon Appetit ~ Dig Into History ~ Discover  ~ Diversity in STEAM ~ Essence ~ MIT Technology Review ~ Muse ~ National Wildlife  ~ National Geographic España ~ Natural History ~ The New York Review of Books ~ The New Yorker ‚Äč ~ Newsweek Mexico ~ Newsweek en Español  ~ Science News  ~  Scientific American  ~  Scientific American Mind  ~  Smore Magazine  ~  Time ~ Total Film ~  Wacky But True ~  The Week ~ Wired ~ YES! Magazine

How to Use Flipster on a computer

  1. Go to BC's Flipster Newsstand
  2. Enter BC's Flipster User ID and Password.
  3. Search for titles, browse Categories, or scroll through the Latest Issues or All Magazines available. When you find a magazine that you want to read, click on the cover to open it.
  4. Use the arrows to navigate. If you click on All Issues on the right-hand side, you can search the magazine, look at specific pages, or see back issues.

How to Use Flipster on a phone or tablet

  1. Download the Flipster app for your iOS or Android device.
  2. Open the app and select Get Started.
  3. Search for the "Berkeley Carroll School". Enter BC's Flipster User ID and Password and select Login.
  4. Browse the list of magazines, search for a specific magazine or choose from the list of Categories. When you find a magazine that you want to read, tap on the cover to open the detail page.
  5. Select download to download the current issue. To download a back issue, use the download icon to the right of the date for that issue.
  6. After downloading, the title will appear under My Shelf.
  7. Tap the cover to open the magazine. Swipe your finger left or right to flip through the pages.
  8. Tap the icon in the upper right-hand corner to see the table of contents with links to every article.
  9. Tap My Shelf to return to your library of magazines in the app.