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Computers, software & equipment

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.

Computers

Computer Finder

You can use the Computer Finder to see how many free workstations there are in the various branches.

IT Support

Need help with an IT issue?

Computing at McGill

Learn more about policies and services related to computing at McGill.

McGill Library offers over 600 computer workstations throughout the Library system for use by McGill students, faculty and staff, as well as guest users.

Guest access provides access to the Library's website, catalogues and electronic resources (journals, e-books, databases, etc.) for visitors to the Library from the wider community.

Branch Computer workstations
Birks Reading Room 3 workstations
Humanities and Social Sciences

McLennan Building [Floor plans]

Redpath Building

[Workstation details]
Islamic Studies 14 workstations, plus 2 catalogue-only computers [Floor plan] [Workstation details]
Macdonald 52 workstations [Floor plan] [Workstation details]
Marvin Duchow Music
  • 54 workstations, including 12 with piano keyboards
  • 14 laptops with specialized music software (only available to students taking music courses)
  • 2 guest account stations. 3rd floor: directly beside A319. 4th floor: directly beside the washrooms
[Floor plans] [Workstation details]
Nahum Gelber Law 23 workstations [Floor plans] [Workstation details]
Rare Books and Special Collections 2 workstations [McLennan Building, 4th floor: [Floor plan]

Software

Workstation information

Find location information for specialized software and computer equipment in the Library.

Citation management software

EndNote and RefWorks are available to the McGill community free of charge. See our Citation management software page for details.

Licensed software

McGill has a wide range of licensed software that McGill students and staff may download, such as SAS and ChemOffice Ultra.

Mobile apps

See our guide to mobile apps which provide access to content and collections that the McGill library subscribes to, and that facilitate use of these materials using mobile technologies.

Software available everywhere | Adapted workstations | Other specialized software

Available on all Library computer workstations

All workstations are now running Windows 10 OS

  • 7-Zip 16.04 
  • Adobe Digital Editions
  • Adobe Reader DC 17.009
  • Adobe Shockwave Player 12.2
  • Audacity 2.2
  • Beyond 2020 Professional Browser 7.0 SP4
  • ChemOffice 15.1
  • EndNote X8
  • FFMpeg 2.2.2
  • Firefox 49.0.2 
  • Google Chrome 58.0
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • LAME for Windows 3.99.3 
  • MATLAB R2017
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016
  • PopsTools 3.2.5
  • Python 3.2
  • RStudio for Windows 3.5
  • SAS 9.4
  • SPSS (except Mac OS X workstations) 24.0
  • Trend Micro OfficeScan 11.0.
  • Wolfram Mathematica 11.3
  • VLC media player 3.0
  • Zotero 5.0
View software available through guest access.

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, .

  • JAWS
  • Open Book
  • ZoomText

For information on software in the Redpath Accessible Media Room please refer to the OSD's website.


Specialized software

Find more specific location information for specialized software and computer equipment in the Library.

 
Software/application Available at (number of copies):
ABBYY FineReader 6.0 Sprint HSSL: Digital Scholarship Hub (RM-16) (1)
Adobe Acrobat Professional (See also Adobe Creative Suite CS5 & CS6) HSSL: Data Lab (M2-37A) (2)| Humanities and Social Sciences: Cyberthèque (2), McLennan E-classroom (5)| Macdonald Campus (6)| Marvin Duchow Music (10)
Adobe Creative Suite CS6 (This software package includes Adobe Acrobat & Adobe Photoshop)

Humanities and Social Sciences: McLennan E-classroom & Cyberthèque E-classroom (10) | Nahum Gelber Law Library (5) | Islamic Studies (2) |  MacDonald Campus (4) | Marvin Duchow Music (5)

Adobe Creative Suite CS5 (This software package includes Adobe Acrobat & Adobe Photoshop) Blackader-Lauterman (2) | HSSL: Data Lab (M2-37A) (2)Macdonald Campus (2) | Marvin Duchow Music (7) 
Adobe Photoshop (See also Adobe Creative Suite CS5 & CS6) Blackader-Lauterman (2) | HSSL: Data Lab (M2-37A) (2) HSSL: Digital Scholarship Hub (RM-16) (1)Government Information Service (1) | Humanities and Social Sciences: Cyberthèque (7)McLennan E-classroom (5) | Islamic Studies (2) | Marvin Duchow Music (10) 
Adobe Photoshop Elements Humanities and Social Sciences: Info Commons (2) | HSSL: Digital Scholarship Hub (RM-16) (1) | Macdonald Campus (1) | Marvin Duchow Music (1) | Nahum Gelber Law Library (2)
ArcGIS
Desktop mapping program that enables users to analyze geospatial data and create their own custom designed maps.

Humanities and Social Sciences: Cyberthèque (24) | HSSL: Data Lab (M2-37A) (14) | HSSL: Digital Scholarship Hub (RM-16) (1) | HSSL: Redpath 2nd floor (40) | Macdonald Campus (23) 

Atlas.ti 

Qualitative Data Analysis & Research Software

HSSL: Data Lab (M2-37A) (3)
Audio editing software Marvin Duchow Music
Bloomberg HSSL: Finance Lab (3rd floor McLennan, room M3-53B)
Can 8  Group Study Area, Redpath Main Floor (24)
Datastream
Financial database covering major financial instruments, company fundamentals, equity and fixed income securities and macroeconomic data.
HSSL: Finance Lab (3rd floor McLennan, room M3-53B)
Google Earth HSSL: Data Lab (M2-37A) (14) | HSSL: Redpath 2nd floor (40)
Microsoft Office for Mac Marvin Duchow Music
MorningStar HSSL: Finance Lab (3rd floor McLennan, room M3-53B)
Music notation software Marvin Duchow Music
NVivo

 

HSSL: Data Lab (M2-37A) (3) | HSSL: Redpath 2nd floor (2)
SAS
Software package used for conducting statistical analyses, manipulating data, and generating tables and graphs that summarize data.

workshop

HSSL: Data Lab (M2-37A) (14) | HSSL: McLennan e-Classroom (24) | HSSL: Redpath 2nd floor (40) | Macdonald Campus (22)
SDC Platinum
A financial database covering: Global new issues, Worldwide mergers & acquisitions, Corporate governance, Corporate restructuring, Venture Xpert, Securities trading and Global public finance.
HSSL: Finance Lab (3rd floor McLennan, room M3-53B)
Stat/Transfer
Software that facilitates the exchange of data between different spreadsheet and statistics programs.

workshop

HSSL Data Lab (M2-37A) (14) | Macdonald Campus Library (5)
STATA
Software used for cross-tabulations, correlations, t tests, equality-of-variance tests, tests of proportions, and confidence intervals.

workshop

(maximum 14 users at one time)
Humanities and Social Sciences: HSSL Data Lab (M2-37A), McLennan e-Classroom, David C. Edwards Cyberthèque Classroom, Redpath 2nd floor | Macdonald Campus Library eZone
STELLA
Software used for model building, simulations, and analysis.

(maximum of 20 simultaneous users)

Macdonald library
Wolfram Mathematica HSSL Data Lab (M2-37A) (14) | HSSL: Redpath 2nd floor (40)

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 No No
Humanities and Social Sciences Yes Yes

Yes

Blackader 3rd Floor

McLennan Reserves Room

McLennan Reference Area

 

 

Yes

Blackader: BLDR002 & BLDR002

Cybertheque: Cyber052 & Cyber053

Data Lab M2-37A: EDRS002

Islamic Studies Yes Yes

Yes

2nd floor - with Expert Mode

No
Macdonald Yes Yes

Yes

3rd floor - with Expert Mode

Yes

2nd floor: PCs Macd-OSD001 & Macd-OSD002

Marvin Duchow Music Yes Yes

Yes

3 floor - with Expert Mode

Yes

5th floor: Music-OSD (public); MusicLab001, MusicLab008, (MSCR)

Nahum Gelber Law Yes Yes

Yes

Main floor - with Expert Mode

2nd floor

No
Osler Library of the History of Medicine No No No No
Rare Books and Special Collections No No No No

Microform

Branch Microform view Microform scan Microform print Details
Humanities and Social Sciences Fiche/film/microcard Fiche/film Fiche/film

Reader/Scanners

  • 6 microform reader/scanners are available on the 2nd floor in room M2-37F. Each is capable of producing PDFs or image files.
  • All scanners are linked to the Library’s network, so printouts can be retrieved at uPrint machines.
  • Standard Library guest accounts do not work at the scanner workstations. Walk-in users must log in using a separate guest account and password, which is displayed at each machine.

Readers (no scanning or printing)

  • Room M2-37F contains one microfilm reader with an oversized display.
  • One microcard reader and one microfiche reader are available outside of room M2-17A.
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
  • 1 digital microform reader/printer/scanner, located across from the 3rd-floor entrance, is available for microform (i.e. microfilm and microfiche) viewing, printing, and digitizing.
  • Ask for music microforms in the 3rd-floor staff area.
Osler Library of the History of Medicine Fiche Fiche Fiche --

 

Equipment

Type of equipment at 
Humanities and Social Sciences
Details

Sony Stereo Headphones

(purchased with funding from the AUS Library Partnership Committee)

2 day loan

https://mcgill.on.worldcat.org/oclc/946360381

Sony Noise Canceling Headphones

(purchased with funding from the AUS Library Partnership Committee)

2 day loan

https://mcgill.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1046656027

Apple VGA adapters

2 day loan

https://mcgill.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1066344762

Apple MacBook chargers

(including 45W, 60W, and 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapters)

2 day loan

https://mcgill.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1066133535

Verilux Happy Lights

(purchased with funding from the AUS Library Partnership Committee)

2 day loan

https://mcgill.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1048616432

Scientific Calculators

3 hour loan & 2 day loan

https://mcgill.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1066128816

DSCVR Virtual Reality (Google Cardboard) headset for smartphones

(purchased with funding from the AUS Library Partnership Committee)

2 day loan

https://mcgill.on.worldcat.org/oclc/987005139

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

(purchased with funding from the AUS Library Partnership Committee)

2 week loan

https://mcgill.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1048571210

CanaKit Raspberry Pi

2 week loan

https://mcgill.on.worldcat.org/oclc/922702082

CanaKit Raspberry Pi (with Camera)

2 week loan

https://mcgill.on.worldcat.org/oclc/922702740

4 Wheel drive (4WD) Arduino robot platform

2 week loan

https://mcgill.on.worldcat.org/oclc/253821699

Arduino Sparkfun Inventor's Kit and its 14 circuits

2 week loan & regular loan

https://mcgill.on.worldcat.org/oclc/922703750

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