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Updated: Mon, 07/15/2024 - 16:07

Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See for details.

La réouverture graduelle du campus du centre-ville se poursuit. Complément d'information: .

Computers, software & equipment

The ֱ Libraries provide 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

IT Support

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Computing at ֱ

Learn more about policies and services related to computing at ֱ.

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

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

LIBRARY Computer workstations
Birks Reading Room 3 workstations
Humanities and Social Sciences Library

McLennan LibraryBuilding [Floor plans]

  • M1 (main floor): 76 workstations
  • Data Lab (M2-37A): 14 workstations
  • M2: 5 workstations
  • : 6 workstations (Bloomberg, Eikon, Morningstar, SDC Platinum)

Redpath Library Building

[Workstation details]
Islamic Studies Library 2 workstations, plus 1 guest account computer [Floor plan] [Workstation details]
Macdonald Campus Library 52 workstations [Floor plan] [Workstation details]
Marvin Duchow Music Library
  • 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 Library 10 workstations [Floor plans] [Workstation details]
Rare Books and Special Collections 2 workstations [McLennan LibraryBuilding, 4th floor: [Floor plan]
Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering Library
  • 4 workstations, on Level 4, in room 410
  • 4 guest account stations, on Level 2. Three (3) near the entrance and one (1) in room 215

Laptops

ֱ students can borrow one of 12 HP laptops at the Laptop Kiosk, located at the Humanities and Social Sciences Library.

Software installed: Windows 10, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, Adobe Digital Editions, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Skype (the consumer version), and Zoom. Microsoft Office is not installed. Users need to log into ֱ’s Office 365 service to use Office apps. Charging cables are not included.

Laptops must be returned directly back into the kiosk. Be sure to plug in the power cable, so that the laptop will recharge for the next user. The kiosk will not loan a laptop until its battery is 90% charged or more.

Loan-period: one day, laptops are due the next day at midnight. The overdue fines accrue at a rate of $0.02 per minute. Laptops overdue longer than one day will be considered “lost,” and the borrower will be charged a replacement fee of $350 plus a processing fee of $50. Broken equipment will also be subject to the same replacement and processing fees.

Software

Workstation information

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

Citation management software

isavailable to the ֱ community free of charge. See our page for details.

Licensed software

that ֱ students and staff may download, such as SAS and ChemOffice Ultra.

Mobile apps

See our which provide access to content and collections that the ֱ 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 ReaderDC17.009
  • Adobe ShockwavePlayer 12.2
  • ܻ岹ٲ2.2
  • Beyond 2020Professional Browser 7.0 SP4
  • 𳾰ڴھ15.1
  • Ի屷dzٱ8
  • ѱ2.2.2
  • 󾱰ڴdz49.0.2
  • Google Chrome58.0
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • LAME for Windows 3.99.3
  • MATLAB R2017
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016
  • ʴDZմǴDZ3.2.5
  • Python 3.2
  • RStudio for Windows 3.5
  • SAS 9.4
  • SPSS (except Mac OS X workstations)24.0
  • Trend Micro OfficeScan11.0.
  • Wolfram Mathematica 11.3
  • VLC media player 3.0
  • Zotero 5.0
View software available through guest access.

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 Creative Cloud All Apps HSSL: Digital Scholarship Hub (RM-16) (6)Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering (Level 4, room 410)(4)
ArcGIS
Desktop mapping program that enables users to analyze geospatial data and create their own custom designed maps.

Humanities and Social Sciences: Cyberthèque (10) | HSSL: Data Lab (M2-37A) (14) |HSSL: Digital Scholarship Hub (RM-16) (1) | HSSL: Redpath 2nd floor (18) | Macdonald Campus (23)

Atlas.ti

Qualitative Data Analysis & Research Software

HSSL: Data Lab (M2-37A) (3)
Audio editing software Marvin Duchow Music
Bloomberg
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.
Google Earth HSSL: Data Lab (M2-37A) (14) | HSSL: Redpath 2nd floor (40)
Microsoft Office for Mac Marvin Duchow Music
MorningStar
Music notation software Marvin Duchow Music
NVivo HSSL: Digital Scholarship Hub (RM-16)
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 (18) | 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.
Stat/Transfer
Software that facilitatesthe 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 | Macdonald Campus Library eZone
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:

Library 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 Library Yes Yes

No

Yes

Blackader: BLDR002 &BLDR002

Cybertheque: Cyber052 &Cyber053

Data Lab M2-37A: EDRS002

Islamic Studies Library Yes Yes

Yes

2nd floor - with Expert Mode

No
Macdonald Campus Library Yes Yes

No

Yes

2nd floor: PCsMacd-OSD001 &Macd-OSD002

Marvin Duchow Music Library Yes Yes

Yes

3rd floor - with Expert Mode

Yes

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

Nahum Gelber Law Library Yes Yes

No

No
Osler Library of the History of Medicine Library No No No No
Rare Books and Special Collections No No No No
Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering Library No Yes No No

Microform

Learn how to view and scan microfilms and microfiches .

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

Reader/Scanners

  • 2 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 Campus Library 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 Library 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 Library Fiche Fiche Fiche --

Equipment

Type of equipment at
HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES LIBRARY
Details

Sony Stereo Headphones

(purchased with funding from the AUS Library Partnership Committee)

2 day loan

Sony Noise Canceling Headphones

(purchased with funding from the AUS Library Partnership Committee)

2 day loan

Apple VGA adapters

2 day loan

Apple MacBook chargers

(including 45W, 60W, and85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapters)

2 day loan

Verilux Happy Lights

(purchased with funding from the AUS Library Partnership Committee)

2 week loan

Scientific Calculators

3 hour loan & 2 day loan

DSCVR Virtual Reality (Google Cardboard) headset for smartphones

(purchased with funding from the AUS Library Partnership Committee)

2 day loan

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