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Today's Hours: 8am - 10pm - All service hours

Selected software list

Our public computers contain many software applications which are required by various courses. See below for a list of selected software titles installed on the computers in the library:

  • Adaptive Software
    • Jaws and Zoomtext are on all computers throughout the library. For more information on adaptive software please see Library Accessiblity Services
  • Data Software
    • R, SPSS, SAS, STATA, and Matlab are available on all computers in the library
  • FTP
  • GIS software
    • ESRI, ArcView, ArcGIS are available in the Data Resource Centre
    • ArcGIS is available on all public computers in the Library
  • Microsoft Office
    • Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access are available on all library public computers
  • PDF software
    • Adobe Reader
  • Diagramming and Modelling
    • Visual Paradigm

The University of Guelph is an Academic Partner of Visual Paradigm, and is granted the use of Visual Paradigm's online UML tool and BPMN editor for educational use.

Saving files

Use any of the following methods to save files while working on one of the library's public computers:
  • USB Flash Drive
  • E-mail to yourself
  • Your personal OneDrive
  • Do not save files to the Desktop or C: drive as they will be lost when the computer reboots
  • Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) save copies of work every 10 minutes (autobackup) to the D: drive.
    • To restore files after a reboot/power failure go to the D: drive and double-click on the most recent appropriately named file
    • Contents of the D: drive are cleared overnight
The library is committed to ensuring that members of our user community with disabilities have equal access to our services and resources and that their dignity and independence is always respected. If you encounter a barrier and/or need an alternate format, please fill out our Library Print and Multimedia Alternate-Format Request Form. Contact us if you’d like to provide feedback: