The AOK Library is now fully open.

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

  • Located on floors 1-7
  • CD-RW/DVD+/-R drives
  • USB ports
  • Linux Software (Available via VMware Workstation)
  • 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.

What software is available on the PC?

  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Reader
  • Browsers: Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer
  • Endnote web
  • ImgBurn
  • iTunes
  • Java
  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008
  • Microsoft Silverlight
  • Notepad++
  • Python 3.4
  • RStudio
  • VLC
  • VMware Horizon Client
  • VMware Workstation
  • WinSCP
  • 7zip
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Aleks
  • Audacity
  • BioEdit
  • CambridgeSoft ChemOffice
  • DNA Master
  • JAWS
  • Jalview
  • jGrasp
  • Logger Pro
  • Maple
  • MEGA 7
  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • NetLogo
  • Population Genetics Analysis
  • PuTTY
  • Python 2.7
  • R for Windows
  • SAS
  • Skype
  • TurningPoint
  • Tera Term
  • VPython
  • Wolfram Mathematica
  • ZoomText

Complete software lists for lab computers


Digital Media Lab

Scanner workstations

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 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, Room 455 have the following special assistive technology software and equipment:

Workstation 1

Workstation 2

Workstation 3

Workstation 4

Other Equipment