Computer workstations

This page contains information on the public computer workstations located in the Library branches across campus.

 

Location of computer workstations


Floor plan of Birks Reading Room
Floor plan of Birks Reading Room
Birks Reading Room

  • 3 workstations available

Branch location and opening hours 


Humanities and Social Sciences Library

Location of computer workstations

  • Main floor (RM) and 2nd floor (R2) of Redpath Library Building
  • Main floor (M1) of McLennan Library Building
  • McLennan e-Classroom - Main floor McLennan Library Building
  • 43 public computers are available in the Cyberthèque

Specialized software/hardware

  • Adobe Creative Suite CS6, includes Acrobat & Photoshop (McLennan e-Classroom: ECLASS018, ECLASS019, ECLASS020, ECLASS023, ECLASS024)
  • ArcGIS (Redpath 2nd floor)
  • Cmap Tools (McLennan e-Classroom)
  • Can 8 (Group Study Area, Redpath Main Floor: COMMONS001 to COMMONS024)
  • Google Earth (Redpath 2nd floor)
  • STATA (Redpath 2nd floor)
  • Wolfram Mathematica (Redpath 2nd floor)

 

Blackader-Lauterman Collection - 3rd floor, Redpath Library Building
Blackader-Lauterman library Floor plan

 

Specialized software/hardware

  • Adobe Creative Suite CS5, includes Acrobat & Photoshop (BLDR002, BLDR003)

 

Digital Scholarship Hub - Main floor, Redpath Library Building (RM-16)

  • 6 computer workstations

Specialized software/hardware

  • ABBYY FineReader 6.0 Sprint
  • Adobe Photoshop 7.0
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements
  • ArcGIS
  • NVivo

 

Data Lab - Second floor, McLennan Library Building (M2-37A)

Specialized software/hardware
Humanities and Social Sciences library - 2nd floor plan

  • ArcGIS
  • Adobe Acrobat 6.0
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS5, includes Acrobat & Photoshop (EDRS014, 108-272-03)
  • Adobe Photoshop (EDRS001)
  • Atlas.ti 7
  • Beyond 2020
  • Google Earth
  • MATLAB
  • QGIS
  • R
  • SAS
  • SPSS
  • Stat/Transfer
  • STATA
  • Wolfram Mathematica
  • WSftp
  • Scanner available for text, slides, and photo negatives

 

Finance Lab - 3rd floor, McLennan Library Building (M3-53B)

  • 3 Bloomberg terminals
  • 1 SDC Platinum workstation
  • 1 Morningstar workstation
  • 1 Datastream workstation

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Islamic Studies Library Islamic Studies Library floor plan

  • 9 public computers are available in the eZone, located near the Information Desk
  • 1 guest account computer is available in the eZone, located near the Information Desk

Specialized software/hardware

  • All computers have Arabic/English keyboards
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS6, includes Acrobat & Photoshop (Morrice Hall, Main Floor: ISLAMICS011, ISLAMICS012)

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Macdonald Campus Library
Macdonald Campus library Floor plan

Specialized software/hardware

  • Adobe Creative Suite CS5, includes Acrobat & Photoshop (Barton Building, 2nd Floor: MACD018, MACD019)
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS6, includes Acrobat & Photoshop (Barton Building, 2nd Floor: MACD024, MACD050 with microfiche scanner)
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS6, includes Acrobat & Photoshop on OSD computers with scanners (Barton Building, 2nd Floor: MACD-OSD001, MACD-OSD002)
  • ArcGIS  (20 computers in eZone, MACD026, MACD029, as well as MACD-OSD 001, MACD-OSD 002)
  • JAWS (MACD-OSD 001 and MACD-OSD 002)
  • SAS  (20 computers in the eZone, as well as MACD-OSD001, MACD-OSD002)
  • Stat/Transfer (MACD-OSD001, MACD-OSD002 and 3 computers in eZone 034-405-206-18, 19, 20)
  • STATA (20 computers in eZone)
  • Stella

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Marvin Duchow Music Library

Location of computer workstations

  • Many public computer workstations are distributed across the 3 floors of the Library.
  • 2 guest account stations are available, identified by a yellow sticker on the top of the monitor. Locations:
    • 3rd floor: straight ahead from the main entrance, beside A-319
    • 4th floor: directly beside the washrooms
  • All computer stations in the Music Library are equipped with headphones to facilitate private listening to and viewing of recorded performances.  
  • Scanners are located in the following locations:
    • All uPrint machines have flatbed scanning capabilities
    • 5th floor: Flatbed scanners are available with computers MusicLab001 (Music Student Computer Room (MSCR)), MusicLab008 (MSCR) & MUSIC-OSD (public area)

Laptop computers (borrowed from the 4th-floor AV Hub)

  • The Music Library lends a limited number of Mac laptops with specialized music software (details below, under "Specialized software"). Note: available only to Music students/faculty
  • The Music Library lends 3 Mac laptops and 2 PC laptops with standard McGill software offerings. Note: available only to Music students/faculty

Music Student Computer Room (MSCR) 

The Music Student Computer Room, located on the 5th floor, provides a highly specialized environment for music and multimedia authoring. (Access prioritized for students in Music)

  • 12 workstations with piano keyboards - 7 Macs (OS X) and 5 PCs (Windows 10) - are available in the MSCR

Specialized software

I. Available on circulating laptops
  • Davinci Resolve
  • Dorico (Retina Mac 7 only)
  • Elgato VHS transfer
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Finale
  • Logic Pro X
  • Musescore
  • Pro Tools (Requires separate iLok dongle available from the 4th floor AV Hub)
  • Sibelius
  • Transcribe!
  • Zoom
II. Available on public computers
  • Audacity
  • Finale – stations 055-060 (4th floor, north end)
  • Sibelius – stations 055-060 (4th floor, north end)
  • Transcribe! – stations 055-060 (4th floor, north end)
  • JAWS, ZoomText, and a document reader (5th floor, north end)
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS5, includes Acrobat Pro & Photoshop:
    • 3rd Floor: MUSIC010 East wall, south-most computer station
    • 4th Floor: MUSIC049 First group of computers north of inner staircase: eastern-most station facing south, next to the washrooms
    • 5th Floor: MUSIC026 East wall, south-most computer station
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS6, includes Acrobat Pro & Photoshop:
    • 3rd Floor: MUSIC001 East wall, attached to micro-format reader
    • 4th Floor: MUSIC042 East wall, north-most computer station
    • 5th Floor: MUSIC037 East wall, north-most computer station
III. Available in the Music Student Computer Room (5th floor) [Priority use for Music students]
Notation
  • Finale (PC/Mac)
  • Sibelius (PC/Mac)
  • Dorico (PC MUSICLAB05 only)
  • Musescore (PC/Mac)
Audio/video editing
  • Audacity (PC/Mac)
  • Davinci Resolve (PC/Mac)
  • Final Cut Pro (Mac)
  • Garage Band (Mac)
  • HandBrake (PC/Mac)
  • Logic Pro (Mac)
  • MIDI Keyboards with MIDI interface
  • ProTools (PC/Mac)
Transcription
  • Transcribe! (PC & Mac)
Multimedia authoring
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS5, includes Acrobat Pro & Photoshop:
    • 5th Floor: MUSICLAB001 (MSCR)
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS6, includes Acrobat Pro & Photoshop:
    • 5th Floor: MUSICLAB003 (MSCR), MUSICLAB004 (MSCR)
Other
  • Matlab (Mac)
  • VLC Media Player (Mac & PC)

Free software for music purposes

Do you need off-campus access to software for specialized music purposes? Try these free offerings:

 

In addition, consider free, limited-feature (“lite”) versions that are available for certain paid software products. Popular “lite” versions include:

Free trial versions of paid software products might be useful as well. Note, though, that free trial versions are often time-limited or have restrictions related to program capacity (e.g. disabled saving/printing, limits on channel/project numbers).

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Nahum Gelber Law Library

Specialized software/hardware

  • Adobe Creative Suite CS6, includes Acrobat & Photoshop (Law Library, Main Floor: LAW001, LAW002, LAW014 & 2nd Floor: LAW008, LAW009)

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Rare Books and Special Collections

  • Two public computers are available in the Reading Room.

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