Note – Due to licensing agreements, guest accounts will not have online access to online journals through Harvard Library. 

If you are a Wyss Institute staff member or Wyss affiliate requesting a guest account, you will need to submit a request through email to Wyss HR & Academic Affairs by emailing “

Guest accounts provide access to several services at HMS. Guest accounts must be requested by a sponsor. Sponsors must be a Harvard Medical School faculty or staff who have an active Harvard ID number.

Sponsors may request that a guest account be active for up to one year, but they may request an extension when needed.

Guest accounts are often offered to:

  • Students in Continuing Education classes or Summer Programs
  • Faculty from affiliated institutions who are collaborating with HMS or HSDM faculty
  • Harvard employees outside of HMS and HSDM
  • Temporary employees paid through an outside agency
  • Harvard contractors or consultants with a Harvard University contractor ID

Sponsor a guest

If you need to sponsor a guest, fill out a Guest User Request Form. You will receive a guest key after filling out the form. Give this guest key to the guest you are sponsoring.

If you need to request a guest account extension, fill out the Guest Account Extensions Form.