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.
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|
|Edward Rosenthall Mathematics and Statistics||1 workstation|
|Humanities and Social Sciences||
McLennan Building [Floor plans]
|Islamic Studies||14 workstations, plus 2 catalogue-only computers [Floor plans]|
|Macdonald||49 workstations [Floor plans]|
|Marvin Duchow Music||
|Nahum Gelber Law||23 workstations [Floor plans]|
|Osler Library of the History of Medicine||2 workstations [Floor plans]|
|Rare Books and Special Collections||2 workstations [McLennan Building, 4th floor: Floor plans]|
|Schulich Library of Science and Engineering||108 workstations [Floor plans]|
Available on all Library computer workstations
- Accelrys Draw
- Adobe Digital Editions
- Adobe Flash Active X
- Adobe Reader
- Adobe Shockwave
- Autodesk Design Review
- Beyond 2020
- DWG TrueView
- Java 6.45
- MDL Chime
- Microsoft Office suite
- R (statistical software)
- RefWorks Write and Cite
- SPSS (except Mac 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, Nahum Gelber Law Library, Schulich Library of Science and Engineering.
- Open Book
For information on software in the Redpath Adaptive Lab and Student Lounge 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||EDRS (14) | Humanities and Social Sciences: Cyberthèque (2), Electronic Classroom (24) | Macdonald Campus (1)|
|Adobe Creative Suite CS5||Blackader-Lauterman (6) | EDRS (1) | Humanities and Social Sciences: McLennan (17) | Macdonald Campus (48) | Marvin Duchow Music (14) | Schulich (25) (maximum 20 users at one time)|
|Adobe Photoshop||Blackader-Lauterman (2) | EDRS (1) | Government Information Service (1) | Humanities and Social Sciences: Cyberthèque (2), McLennan (2) | Islamic Studies (1) | Marvin Duchow Music (1) | Schulich eZone - Room 313 (1)|
|Adobe Photoshop Elements||Humanities and Social Sciences: Info Commons (2) | Macdonald Campus (1) | Marvin Duchow Music (1) | Nahum Gelber Law Library (2) | Schulich eZones - Rooms 313 & 413 (2)|
Desktop mapping program that enables users to analyze geospatial data and create their own custom designed maps.
|Cyberthèque (24) | EDRS (14) | Macdonald Campus (23) | Schulich eZones - Rooms 313 & 413 (38)|
|Audio editing software||Marvin Duchow Music|
|Bloomberg||2nd floor McLennan, Government Information Service|
Financial database covering major financial instruments, company fundamentals, equity and fixed income securities and macroeconomic data.
|2nd floor McLennan, Government Information Service|
Software package used to perform econometric and statistical analysis, and generate forecasts or model simulations.
|ENVI 5.0||Schulich eZones - Room 313 & 413|
|Finale (music notation)||Marvin Duchow Music (Music students only)|
|GIS software||EDRS | Macdonald Campus|
|Microsoft Office for Mac||Marvin Duchow Music (Word only)|
|Morning Star||2nd floor McLennan, Government Information Service|
Software package used for conducting statistical analyses, manipulating data, and generating tables and graphs that summarize data.
|EDRS (14) | Humanities and Social Sciences: e-Classroom, RM-23 (24) | Macdonald Campus (22)|
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 (Music students only)|
Software that facillitates the exchange of data between different spreadsheet and statistics programs.
Software used for cross-tabulations, correlations, t tests, equality-of-variance tests, tests of proportions, and confidence intervals.
|Humanities and Social Sciences: EDRS, e-classroom RM-23, David C. Edwards Cyberthèque Classroom | Schulich eZones - Rooms 313 & 413 | Macdonald Campus Library eZone (maximum 14 users at one time)|
Software used for model building, simulations, and analysis.
|Macdonald and Schulich libraries (maximum of 20 simultaneous users at both branches)|
|Times New Arabic||Islamic Studies|
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|
|Edward Rosenthall Mathematics and Statistics||No||No||No||No|
|Humanities and Social Sciences||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes (Plus, there is a scanner available for text, slides, and photo negatives in EDRS.)|
|Marvin Duchow Music||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Nahum Gelber Law||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Osler Library of the History of Medicine||No||No||No (see Life Sciences)||No|
|Rare Books and Special Collections||No||No||No||No|
|Schulich Library of Science 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||--|