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Software available on Library computers & laptops


All library desktop and laptop computers have USB ports and CD/DVD burners.

No personal software or programs may be loaded onto the desktop or laptop computers.

Keyboard languages
  • English (Canada)
  • English (United States) - default
  • French (Canada)
  • Chinese (PRC)
  • German (Germany)
  • Greek (Greece)
  • Italian (Italy)
  • Russian (Russia)
  • Spanish (Spain, International Sort)
System software
  • Windows 10 Professional
Internet Explorer software and plugins
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Adobe Reader DC (with spelling dictionaries support & extended Asian language font pack)
  • VLC Media Player
  • Flash Player
  • Java
Productivity software
  • Antidote (bilingual) - VL-122 and LB-3 only
  • CFX Manager 3.1 - VL-122 only
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Google Earth (not available on library laptops)
  • IBM SPSS 24*
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016: Word, Excel, Access, OneNote, PowerPoint, Publisher
  • Microsoft Silverlight
  • Notepad++
  • Wolfram Mathematica*
  • R - VL-122 only
  • R Studio - VL-122 only

* If you are planning on using Wolfram Mathematica or SPSS on a library laptop, please know that these programs will only work while you are connected to Concordia's Wi-Fi network. This is due to licensing agreements.

Accessibility software

The following software applications are available on all public workstations (with the exception of the express workstations).

  • iZoom Low Vision Screen Magnifier
  • JAWS (Job Access with Speech) Screen Reader
  • ClaroRead Plus for text-to-speech and writing help
Software at scanner workstations

Computers at the scanner workstations at the Webster Library (W305-001, W305-002, W305-003) and Vanier Library (V-105, V-211) have additional software. These workstations may be booked in advance. Software available:

  • ImgBurn
  • 7-Zip
  • doPDF
  • Write-N-Cite
Specialized viewers and plugins
  • Beyond 20/20 Professional Browser
  • Accord SDK Runtime
  • Shockwave Player

ArcGIS, the widely used Geographic Information System (GIS), is available on workstations W305-001 and W305-002 at the Webster Library on LB-3.

The latest CD editions of the ASHRAE Handbooks are installed on W301-004 at the Webster Library on LB-3.

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Adobe Shared Device Licensing instructions

Special Adobe software (Adobe Acrobat DC Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe CC, etc.) is available on the following workstations:

  • LIB-W305-001, LIB-W305-002 and LIB-W305-003, near scanners on LB-3
  • LIB-LB314-INSTR in LB-314, Visualization Studio
  • LIB-V101-005 in VL-101
  • LIB-V201-025 in VL-201

In order to use Adobe software, you need to sign in to Concordia's Single Sign On service (SSO) using your SSO credentials:

Current students

  1. Launch software
  2. Sign on with netname@live.concordia.ca

Faculty and staff

  1. Launch software
  2. Sign on with netname@staff.concordia.ca
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Help with Microsoft Office

Below are books in the library that can help with using Microsoft Office:

  • Frye, Curtis (2013). Microsoft Excel 2013. Step by step series. Sebastopol, Calif.: O’Reilly Media, Inc.


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Updated: Monday 17 February 2020
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