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 Maestro 1.1 - 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
  • Zotero

* 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).

  • Fusion2022
  • 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-211) have additional software. These workstations may be booked in advance. Software available:

  • Adobe Acrobat DC Pro and PhotoShop CC - Adobe sign-on instructions
  • ArcGIS (W305-001 and W305-002 only)
  • Epson Scan
  • Harpoon Classic (Webster only)


  • 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.

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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

NOTE: Adobe CC is only available to active students registered in eligible courses as determined by faculties and departments. See Adobe Creative Cloud license eligibility.

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

Faculty and staff

  1. Launch software
  2. Sign on with
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