Free Online Subscriptions to Leading News Sources

Have you heard that the library provides free online access to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Financial Times for current Bentley students, staff and faculty? Sign up for your subscriptions today!

Registration links and key features:

The New York Times

  • See The New York Times registration instructions
  • Subscription provides access to the website, the Spanish and Chinese editions of the newspaper, and NYTimes mobile apps. Not included are the Premium Crosswords, Times Insider and Crosswords app.
  • Includes access to New York Times in Education, an educator site that provides curated course-relevant content (videos, photos, infographics, and podcasts), instructional strategies designed to promote learning across disciplines, and ideas for co-curricular activities outside of the classroom.
  • All accounts expire on their one year anniversary, but can be renewed following these easy renewal instructions.

The Wall Street Journal

  • See The Wall Street Journal registration instructions
  • Subscription provides full access to the website and mobile apps.
  • accounts last for one calendar year from activation, but can be renewed following these easy renewal instructions.

Financial Times

  • See the Financial Times registration instructions
  • Subscription provides full access to the website and mobile apps.
  • Choose topics to follow and sign up for customized email alerts based on your interests by adding FT Topics and Alerts to your myFT account.

More information about these three newspaper subscriptions and additional news databases can be found on the Current News research guide. Contact the Reference Desk if you need assistance or have questions.

Is it Time to Renew Your Free Pass?

new york times It’s been just about a year since we announced that current Bentley faculty, staff, and students are eligible to receive free access to the via the library’s group pass subscription! If you registered for a pass when we first launched, your subscription has probably expired, or it will soon. All accounts will expire on their one year anniversary.

Don’t despair, it’s easy to renew your Bentley Library group pass subscription following these steps:

  1. While on-campus, go to
  2. Click on Already have an account? Log in here. Login with the same username and password that you registered with. If you have forgotten your password, click the Forgot password? link.
  3. You will see an on-screen confirmation that your pass has been reactivated, the new expiration date, and an option to add a calendar reminder for next year.

group pass activation confirmation

If you have any questions about creating or renewing your group pass account please contact the Reference Desk.  Stop by, call 781.891.2300, or email

Introducing Free Online Access to

New York Times Group PassWe are excited to announce that current Bentley University students, faculty and staff members now have full complimentary access to and NYT mobile apps, as well as their international editions, thanks to the library’s new subscription to Group Pass.*


New users activate your Pass for free access to

While connected to the Bentley network (on-campus), visit the Group Pass Account Activation page and follow the registration instructions. You have successfully claimed a Pass when you see the Start Your Access screen You must be on-campus to create your account, but once it has been activated you can access from any location.

Returning users:

Once you have activated your account, login to from any location.

Mobile Apps:

Visit to download your free NYT apps.

More Information & Help:

More information about the library’s Group Pass is available at This short video also explains the step-by-step process to activate a Group Pass for access.

Please email, call 781.891.2300 or visit the Reference Desk if you have questions or experience registration problems.


* Note that Group Pass does not include e-reader editions, Premium Crosswords, Times Insider or The New York Times Crosswords apps. Access to archived articles within the date range 1923-1980 is limited to 5 articles per day, but Bentley users also have full, unlimited access to The New York Times articles from this time period via the New York Times Historical database (ProQuest).