Computers and Software

NOTE: While the library is closed, there will be no access to hardware and software in the building. Some software is available through a web browser with elumin. Please see the wiki for more help, and watch for news of our reopening.

Hardware and Software

There are about 230 workstations in the Library distributed on floors 1-7. Software is as listed below. No additional software can be downloaded or installed. Additional hardware and exceptions are noted below.

Please report problems to Library IT Services. We also welcome your comments and suggestions.

Public access PCs

  • PCs located on floors 1-7
  • iMacs located on floors 1, 2, and 7
  • Chromebox Workstations on floors 1, 2, 3, and 4

Software Available in the Library

There are three sets of software available to Library patrons:

  1. PC software available by logging in to a Windows PC on floors 1-7
  2. Macintosh software available by logging in to an iMac on the 1st, 2nd, and 7th floors of the Library
  3. Software that any member of the UMBC community can access on any computer, both inside and outside the library, through the eLumin Genlab Virtual Desktop (https://virtual.umbc.edu).

PC software (Floors 1- 7)

  • 7-zip
  • Access 2016
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (individual apps in Creative Cloud are only available to UMBC community members)
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premier Pro
  • Excel 2016
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Java
  • Leawo
  • Microsoft Silverlight
  • Notepad++
  • OneDrive for Business
  • OneNote
  • Outlook 2016
  • Powerpoint 2016
  • Publisher
  • S&P Capital IQ (a restricted database), is installed on three computers near the Library Reference Desk: LIB1PC01, LIB1PC02, and LIB1PC34. Access is also available in the Economics computer lab.
  • Skype
  • Skype for Business
  • Webex Meetings
  • WinSCP
  • Word 2016
  • ZoomText

PC software (Floors 1- 7)

The Library has two sets of iMac computers. Newer iMac computers are located on floors 1 and 2. Additional iMac computers are located on the 7th floor. Following are lists of the software on those two sets of computers.


Floors 1, 2, and 7:

  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Bridge 2021
  • Adobe Indesign 2021
  • Adobe Media Encoder 2021
  • Adobe Photoshop 2021
  • Adobe Premire pro 2021
  • Alertus Desktop
  • Anaconda-Navigator
  • Android Studio
  • Atom
  • Excel
  • Gimp-2.10
  • GitHub Desktop
  • Handbrake
  • Lockdown Browser
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Maxon Cinema 4D r22
  • OneDrive
  • OneNote
  • Outlook
  • PowerPoint
  • Self Service
  • Visual Studio Code
  • WebEx
  • Word

Floors 1 and 2 only:


  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Firefox
  • Inkscape
  • Microsoft Teams

Floor 7 only:


  • Adobe Illustrator 2021
  • Adobe Audition 2021
  • Adobe After Effects 2021
  • Audacity
  • Caffeine
  • Eclipse
  • DFXControl
  • FileZilla
  • Maple 2019
  • MATLAB 2019
  • Octave
  • OnyX
  • Scribus
  • Skype
  • Sublime Text
  • Visual Studio
  • Wacom Inkspace App
  • WolframScript
  • Xarmin Profiler
  • Xarmin Workbooks
  • Xcode
  • Zotero

eLumin Genlab Desktop Software

Software in the eLumin Genlab Desktop is available through remote login from any computer, smart phone or tablet, whether inside or outside the library. More information about the software available and how to access it is provided here http://virtual.umbc.edu. It should be noted that this software is only available to UMBC students, faculty and staff. Users of the library’s guest accounts cannot access this resource. The Linux operating system is available through this resource by using PuTTY.

  • 7-zip
  • Access
  • Acrobat Reader DC
  • Adobe Acrobat Distiller DC
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Alice 3
  • AliView
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Anaconda3 (64 bit)
  • Artemis
  • Azure Data Studio
  • Cisco Webex Meetings
  • ClustalX2
  • Cytoscape_3.8.0
  • Dendroscope
  • DNA Master
  • Ec2LaunchSettings
  • Excel
  • FigTree v1.4.4
  • Fiji
  • FileZilla FTP Client
  • Firefox
  • FSReader 3.0
  • GNU Octave 6.1.0
  • Google Chrome
  • IBM SPSS Statistics
  • Jalview
  • Java
  • Java Development Kit
  • JAWS 2021
  • jGRASP
  • Maple 2021
  • MATLAB R2020b
  • Mauve
  • Mauve 20150226
  • MEGA-X
  • Microsoft Office Tools
  • Microsoft Power BI Desktpo
  • Microsoft Silverlight
  • Microsoft SQL Server Tools 18
  • Node.js
  • Notepad++
  • NVivo12
  • OneNote 2016
  • Outlook
  • Phinch2
  • Polymath Professional
  • Polymath Software
  • Powerpoint
  • Protégé_4.3
  • Publisher
  • PuTtY (64-bit)
  • Python 2.7
  • QSR
  • QuickTime
  • R
  • Respondus
  • RStudio
  • SAS
  • Sassafras K2
  • Server Manager
  • SnapGene Viewer
  • SplitsTree5
  • SQL Developer
  • State 17
  • Strawberry Perl (64-bit)
  • Structure 2.3.4
  • Tableau 2020.3
  • Tracker
  • Vermier Software
  • VideoLAN
  • Visual Studio 2015 & 2017
  • VS Express 2017 for Windows Desktop
  • VS Express for Desktop
  • Webex
  • Weka 3.8.5
  • Windows Accessories
  • Windows Administrative Tools
  • Windows Ease of Access
  • Windows Kits
  • Windows PowerShell
  • Windows Security
  • Windows System
  • WinSCP
  • Wolfram Mathematica 12.2
  • Word
  • ZoomText 10.1

Digital Media Lab

  • 4 27" iMacs with Video, Audio, and Graphic editing software
  • A variety of audio/video recording equipment
  • Large format flatbed scanner
  • More Information

Scanner workstations

  • 5 PC scanners located in the Reference printing/copying area on the 1st floor
  • 4 Mac scanners located on the 2nd floor near Serials

Wireless Access for Laptops

Wireless networking is available throughout the library. See Wireless Support for information on connecting to the wireless network.

Faculty, staff, and students can print from their laptops or mobile devices using mobileprint.umbc.edu. Just log in using your UMBC credentials. If you have trouble or need device-specific directions, please consult the Wireless Printing FAQs.


Assistive Technology - Room 455

Individuals who require assistive technology (AT) have access to room 455. The room remains locked when not in use. Admission is available by requesting access at the Check Out Desk.

The computers require a UMBC account or a library guest account. Guest accounts are also available at the Reference Desk. Please notify staff at the Check Out Desk when you have finished.

The first and second floors each have 1 computer table and 1 study table that are wheelchair accessible. The third floor also has 1 wheelchair accessible study table. Talk to Library staff for help locating or using these facilities.

Special Software and Equipment

In addition to the standard computer lab software, the desktops in Room 455 have the following assistive technology software and equipment:

Workstation 1

  • Desktop with sds monitor
  • Kurzweil 3000 - Allows for scanning, manipulating and reading of scanned documents.
  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.5 - Automatically converts speech to text. Use with the attached headset.
  • ScanSnap SV600 - Scans documents to the computer for editing and screen reading.
  • Large Print Keyboard
  • Roller mouse

Workstation 2

  • Desktop with Dolt monitor
  • Kurzweil 3000 - Allows for scanning, manipulating and reading of scanned documents.
  • Zoom Text
  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.5 - Automatically converts speech to text. Use with the attached headset.
  • Optec Clearview + Speech scanner

Workstation 3

  • Telesensory VeriColor-XL CCD Text Enlarger
  • A laptop is available for users registered with the Office of Accessibility and Disability Services

Workstation 4

  • Humanware desktop electronic magnifier

Other Equipment

  • WizCom ReadingPens (portable text-to-speech devices) are available for checkout at the Library Circulation Check Out Desk on the first floor.