HUID Access & Features


Access to Harvard University Library Resources

The extraordinary Harvard University Library resources and serves are an important research tool for Harvard's current students who hold Harvard IDs and PINs. The site also provides practical information on each of the more than 70 libraries that form the Harvard system.

Harvard University Innovation Lab

The Harvard i-lab is the central component of the Harvard Innovation Labs, a cross-disciplinary ecosystem for the Harvard community to explore innovation and entrepreneurship. It consists of the i-lab for current Harvard students and the Life Lab, a wet lab for student- and faculty-led life science ventures. The i-lab provides resources including advising and supportive community to help Harvard students move their startup ideas forward. The i-lab is currently all-virtual until further notice.

With thanks to the leadership team at the iLab, part-time students have been granted provisional access to all iLab offerings for the 2020-2021 Academic Year.

Crimson Cash  

Crimson Cash is the key to many of your purchases and services on Harvard's campus. It is a declining balance debit account accessed through your Harvard ID. No sign-up is required. You automatically have an account if you have a Harvard ID. It takes less than 60 seconds to add value online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Crimson Cash is the safest, fastest, easiest way to buy the things you need at participating sites on campus.

If you have a Harvard ID, then you already have a Crimson Cash account! No sign-up form is required. Your account is already open and ready for you to add value. Please visit the Crimson Cash site to add value to your account today.

Museum Discount

Harvard maintains a directory of campus museums, all of which offer free admission with a Harvard ID, plus one guest.

Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU)

As a member of the Harvard community, you are eligible to join the not-for-profit financial cooperative, democratically owned and operated on-campus by Harvard employees. HGSE students are welcome to join, as are members of their families, and memberships are good for life – long after leaving Harvard. Learn more about personal finance education and banking services, and join on

SOS International Travel Assistance

Any students, faculty and staff traveling on University business or for a University-related activity is eligible for the I-SOS services, as well as immediate family members. This program is particularly helpful in the event of illness or an emergency while traveling, or if evacuation is necessary from a country. You must register for the program before traveling abroad.  More information can be found at