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University Libraries

Software and Hardware

University Libraries provides a variety of computing resources to support the needs of students, faculty and staff for research and coursework.

Software Available Remotely

The Technology Lounge can provide temporary remote access* to specialized software. Fill out the Software Request form on this page to get permission and instructions.

  • Adobe Creative Cloud (including Acrobat Pro)
  • NVivo
  • SAS (temporarily unavailable due to license renewal delay)
  • SPSS (temporarily unavailable due to license renewal delay)
  • Stata

Due to high demand, resources are very limited and sessions are limited to 2 hours.  We cannot guarantee when or if access will be available. Remote access is not a free download or software purchase. Remote access is reset at the beginning of each semester. If you no longer have access, please submit a new request. Visit the Software section of for a list of software available for purchase through the university.


Software Available in the Building

Programs on all desktop computers in the library

  • Adobe Reader
  • Audacity
  • CDBurner XP
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Edge
  • GIMP
  • Google Earth
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • MBF Bioscience - Biolucida
  • Notepad++
  • Open Office
  • QuickTime
  • R
  • RStudio
  • Respondus Lockdown Browser (webcams are only available on select computers – see Data Lab)
  • VLC Media Player
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Windows DVD Maker
  • Windows Movie Maker
  • Windows Live Photo Gallery
  • Windows Media Player
  • 7-Zip

Specialized software in the Technology Lounge on Level 5

  • Adobe Creative Cloud – Computers 48-55
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro – Computers 48-63

Specialized software in the Data Lab on Level 5

  • ArcGIS
  • Python
  • R
  • Tableau Public
  • R Studio
  • SAS (temporarily unavailable due to license renewal delay)
  • SPSS (temporarily unavailable due to license renewal delay)
  • Stata
  • NVivo
  • Gelphi
  • QGis
  • Jupyter Notebook
  • Respondus with webcam access

Hardware Available

Desktop workstations and printers are located in Thomas Cooper Library on the Main Level and in the Technology Lounge on Level 5.

  • Windows computers
  • Scanners for Windows
  • B&W and color printers

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