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Remote Access to Library Computers

Get access to software on library computers without leaving home

If your course requires you to use specific software that your computer can’t run or doesn’t have, you can access library computers remotely via the LabStats Remote Access Dashboard. Remote access lets you connect to library computers (macOS or Windows) so you have secure access to the software you need from off campus.

Software available on all computers

  • 7-Zip
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
  • Agent Ransack
  • Anaconda
  • Ant
  • AntConc
  • ArcGIS PRO
  • ArcGIS Desktop
  • Audacity
  • Beyond 2020 Professional Browser
  • Bginfo
  • Core FTP LE
  • DnaSP
  • Document Express DjVu Plug-in
  • Esri CityEngine
  • Evernote
  • Freedom Scientific JAWS and components, voices, ZOOMTEXT
  • G*Power
  • Gausian
  • GaussView
  • Gephi
  • GIMP
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Google Chrome
  • Google Earth Pro
  • IBM SPSS
  • IHMC CmapTools
  • ImageMagicK
  • Inkscape
  • Inspiration
  • IrfanView
  • JASP
  • Java
  • Java SE Development Kit
  • Kurweil 3000 and voices
  • Lightshot
  • Mallet
  • MATLAB
  • MEGA-X
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016
  • Microsoft OneDrive
  • MiKTeX
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • mRemoteNG
  • NCapture for Internet Explorer
  • NoMachine
  • Notepad++
  • NVDA
  • NVivo
  • OpenRefine
  • Oracle VM VirtualBox
  • PDFMate Free PDF Merger 1.0.9
  • PopGene
  • PowerScan
  • PyCharm Community Edition
  • Python
  • PuTTY
  • QGIS
  • QSR NCapture for Chrome
  • R
  • Recuva
  • RStudio
  • SAS
  • Shotcut
  • SplitsTree
  • StanfordNER
  • Stata
  • TableauPublic
  • TopicModelingTool
  • VLC media player
  • winLAME
  • Wolfram Player
  • WordQ4

The Data Resource Centre (DRC) computer lab

Computers in the DRC lab are reserved for library users who have registered with the Data Resource Centre. Computers in this lab have additional memory to facilitate work with large or complex data sets. In order to request access to computers in this lab, you should send an email to drchelp@uoguelph.ca requesting access.

The Library Accessibility Services (LAS) computer lab

Computers in the LAS lab are reserved for registered students. In order to request access to the computers in this lab you should:

  1. Make sure that you have registered with Student Accessibility Services
  2. Contact Library Accessibility Services at las@uoguelph.ca to request access

In addition to all of the software above, the LAS lab also includes:

  • AMIS
  • Colemak
  • Emacs-Runemacs
  • MuseScore

Instructions on how to access

Before accessing software remotely, you must first connect to the campus VPN. For more information on setting up and connecting to the VPN, visit Remote Secure Access.

Windows

  1. Connect to the campus VPN
  2. Visit the LabStats Remote Access Dashboard
  3. Choose a Library lab in the menu on the left side of the page
  4. Click Connect next to one of the available computers in the list
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to download and open the connection file
  6. When prompted to log in, click “More choices” and then “Use a different Account”
  7. Under username, enter “cfs\” (without quotes) followed immediately by your central login username. For example: “cfs\username”
  8. Under password, enter your central login password
  9. Click the OK button

Mac

Mac users may need to download and install the Microsoft Remote Desktop application through the Apple App Store in order to access remote software.

  1. Connect to the campus VPN
  2. Visit the LabStats Remote Access Dashboard
  3. Choose a Library lab in the menu on the left side of the page
  4. Click Connect next to one of the available computers in the list
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to download and then open the connection file
  6. Under username, enter “cfs\” (without quotes) followed immediately by your central login username. For example: “cfs\username”
  7. Under password, enter your central login password
  8. Click the Continue button
  9. Click the Continue button