McGill Library provides access to computer workstations, scanners, printers, copiers, and microform viewing, scanning and printing facilities. Please see below for details. A/V equipment may be borrowed from Marvin Duchow Music Library.
McGill Library offers over 500 computer workstations throughout the Library system for use by McGill students, faculty and staff, as well as guest users from the wider community.
Guest access provides access to the Library's website, catalogues and electronic resources (journals, e-books, databases, etc.), but not to the Internet in general. Most software applications on the Library workstations are likewise only available to McGill users. (see the Software tab above).
|Birks Reading Room||3 workstations|
|Humanities and Social Sciences||
McLennan Building [Floor plans]
|Islamic Studies||14 workstations, plus 2 catalogue-only computers [Floor plans] [Workstation details]|
|Macdonald||52 workstations [Floor plans] [Workstation details]|
|Marvin Duchow Music||
|Nahum Gelber Law||23 workstations [Floor plans] [Workstation details]|
|Osler Library of the History of Medicine||3 workstations [Floor plans]|
|Rare Books and Special Collections||2 workstations [McLennan Building, 4th floor: Floor plans]|
|Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering||
November 2016: New, faster PCs in Room 413
Available on all Library computer workstations
- Accelrys Draw
- Adobe Digital Editions
- Adobe Flash Active X and stand alone 11
- Adobe Reader
- Adobe Shockwave
- Beyond 2020
- DWG TrueView
- Google Chrome
- Internet Explorer
- Java 6.45
- MDL Chime
- Microsoft Office suite (Access, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Word)
- R (statistical software) and R-Studio
- ProQuest for Word (Write-N-Cite)
- SPSS (except Mac OS X workstations)
- Trend Micro OfficeScan
- VLC media player
Available on all adapted workstations
Adapted workstations with assistive technologies furnished by the Office for Students with Disabilities may be found in the following branch libraries: Humanities and Social Sciences Library, Macdonald Campus Library, Marvin Duchow Music Library, Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering.
- Open Book
For information on software in the Redpath Accessible Media Room please refer to the OSD's website.
Find more specific location information for specialized software and computer equipment in the Library.
|Software/application||Available at (number of copies):|
|Adobe Acrobat Professional||HSSL Data Lab (M2-37A) (14) | Humanities and Social Sciences: Cyberthèque (2), Electronic Classroom (24) | Macdonald Campus (1) | Marvin Duchow Music (7) | Schulich (5)|
|Adobe Creative Suite CS6|
|Adobe Creative Suite CS
(maximum 20 users at one time)
|Blackader-Lauterman (6) | HSSL Data Lab (M2-37A) (1) | Humanities and Social Sciences: McLennan (16) | Macdonald Campus (48) | Marvin Duchow Music (12) | Schulich (24)|
|Adobe Photoshop||Blackader-Lauterman (2) | HSSL Data Lab (M2-37A) (1) | Government Information Service (1) | Humanities and Social Sciences: Cyberthèque (2), McLennan (2) | Islamic Studies (1) | Marvin Duchow Music (1) | Schulich eZones - Room 313 & 413 (2)|
|Adobe Photoshop Elements||Humanities and Social Sciences: Info Commons (2) | Macdonald Campus (1) | Marvin Duchow Music (1) | Nahum Gelber Law Library (2) | Schulich eZone - Room 413 (1)|
Desktop mapping program that enables users to analyze geospatial data and create their own custom designed maps.
|Cyberthèque (24) | HSSL Data Lab (M2-37A) (14) | Macdonald Campus (23) | Schulich eZones - Rooms 313 & 413 (38)|
|Audio editing software||Marvin Duchow Music|
|Bloomberg||2nd floor McLennan, Government Information Service|
|Camtasia Studio 8||Schulich eZone - Room 413 (16)|
|Cmap Tools||HSSL: McLennan e-Classroom, David C. Edwards Cyberthèque Classroom|
Financial database covering major financial instruments, company fundamentals, equity and fixed income securities and macroeconomic data.
|2nd floor McLennan, Government Information Service|
|ENVI 5.3||Schulich eZones - Room 313 & 413|
|Finale (music notation)||Marvin Duchow Music|
|Microsoft Office for Mac||Marvin Duchow Music (Word only)|
|Morning Star||2nd floor McLennan, Government Information Service|
|NVivio||HSSL Data Lab (M2-37A) (3)|
Software package used for conducting statistical analyses, manipulating data, and generating tables and graphs that summarize data.
|HSSL Data Lab (M2-37A) (14) | Humanities and Social Sciences: e-Classroom (24) | Macdonald Campus (22) | Schulich eZone - Room 413 (16)|
A financial database covering: Global new issues, Worldwide mergers & acquisitions, Corporate governance, Corporate restructuring, Venture Xpert, Securities trading and Global public finance.
|2nd floor McLennan, Government Information Service|
|Sibelius (music notation)||Marvin Duchow Music|
Software that facillitates the exchange of data between different spreadsheet and statistics programs.
|HSSL Data Lab (M2-37A) (6) | Macdonald Campus Library (5)|
Software used for cross-tabulations, correlations, t tests, equality-of-variance tests, tests of proportions, and confidence intervals.
|Humanities and Social Sciences: HSSL Data Lab (M2-37A), McLennan e-Classroom, David C. Edwards Cyberthèque Classroom | Schulich eZones - Rooms 313 & 413 | Macdonald Campus Library eZone|
Software used for model building, simulations, and analysis.
(maximum of 20 simultaneous users)
|Macdonald and Schulich libraries|
|Wolfram Extras/Mathematica 11||Schulich eZone - Room 413 (16)|
Scanners, printers and copiers
There are a number of document reproduction options in the Library. The basic location info is found below. Get more information about scanning, printing and copying. See also: all uPrint machine locations on campus
|Branch||B&W uPrint scan/print/copy||Colour uPrint scan/print/copy||Spirit scanner||Flatbed scanner|
|Birks Reading Room||Yes||No||No||No|
|Education Curriculum Resources Centre||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Humanities and Social Sciences||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes (Plus, there is a scanner available for text, slides, and photo negatives in HSSL Data Lab (M2-37A).)|
|Marvin Duchow Music||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Nahum Gelber Law||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Osler Library of the History of Medicine||No||No||Yes||No|
|Rare Books and Special Collections||No||No||No||No|
|Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Branch||Microform view||Microform scan||Microform print||Details|
|Humanities and Social Sciences||Fiche/film/microcard||Fiche/film||Fiche/film||
Readers (no scanning or printing)
|Macdonald||Fiche/film||Fiche/film||Fiche/film||The microform reader is linked to the Library’s network, so printouts can be retrieved at uPrint machines.|
|Marvin Duchow Music||Fiche/film||Fiche/film||Fiche/film||
|Osler Library of the History of Medicine||Fiche||Fiche||Fiche||--|