Most public computers in the library are equipped with Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, networked printing, UCSB U-Storage, and audio-visual software.  Laptops available through our laptop checkout service are equipped with our basic selection of applications. 

We also have computers with special software setups.  Software not available at the library may be available in other campus computer labs.

Custom Software Locations

UCSB Library:

  • 1st Floor, Ocean Side, Adaptive Technology Center:  Computers in this room have adaptive software for users with disabilities.  Users must be registered with the Disabled Students Program.
     
  • 1st Floor, Mountain Side, Learning Commons: 
    • 3 high-end Windows machines (PCs) have Adobe Creative Cloud (see details below), Autodesk 123D Design, Blender, Rhino 5, and SketchUp 2016.
    • 9 Macs with Adobe Creative Cloud (see details below), Blender, Rhinoceros (Rhino3D), and Sketchup. For use by UCSB students, faculty, and staff with UCSB NetID and Password only.
       
  • 2nd Floor, Ocean Side: Several computers are equipped for scanning from microfilm/microfiche or from a flatbed scanner.  These machines have image manipulation software installed. 

  • 2nd Floor, Mountain Side, Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory:  includes 9 workstations, which are connected to 32” monitors, and come with a full-suite of statistical and spatial software. For use by UCSB students, faculty, and staff only.

  • 5th Floor, East Asian Collection:  Computers in this area have special software for using East Asian resources, as well as language capabilities for languages that do not use the Latin alphabet (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, etc.).

Music Library:

  • 2nd Floor, Music Library:  In addition to the standard software, these machines also have special software for music-related resources.
     

Adobe Creative Cloud 

This software package is available on the Macs and the high-end Windows machines (PCs) in the Learning Commons.  The software that is included in the package is different on the Macs and PCs.  See the list below for availability:

  • Adobe Acrobat DC:  Macs and PCs
  • Adobe After Effects CC 2015:  Macs and PCs
  • Adobe Audition CC 2015:  Macs and PCs
  • Adobe Bridge CC:  Macs and PCs
  • Adobe Character Animator (Preview):  Macs only
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2015:  Macs and PCs
  • Adobe Edge Animate CC 2015:  Mac and PCss
  • Adobe Edge Code CC.app:  Macs only
  • Adobe Edge Reflow CC.app:  Macs only
  • Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit CC:  Macs and PCs
  • Adobe Extension Manager CC:  Macs and PCs
  • Adobe Extension Manager CS6:  Macs only
  • Adobe Fireworks CS6:  Macs and PCs
  • Adobe Flash Builder 4.7:  Macs and PCs
  • Adobe Flash Player 25 ActiveX:  PCs only
  • Adobe Flash Player 25 NPAPI:  PCs only
  • Adobe Flash Professional CC 2015:  Macs and PCs
  • Adobe Fuse CC (Preview):  Macs only
  • Adobe Gaming SDK 1.4:  Macs only
  • Adobe Illustrator CC 2015:  Macs and PCs
  • Adobe InCopy CC 2015:  Macs and PCs
  • Adobe InDesign CC 2015:  Macs and PCs
  • Adobe Lightroom:  Macs and PCs
  • Adobe Media Encoder CC 2015:  Macs and PCs
  • Adobe Muse CC 2015:  Macs and PCs
  • Adobe Photoshop CC 2015:  Macs and PCs
  • Adobe Prelude CC 2015:  Macs and PCs
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015:  Macs and PCs
  • Adobe Scout CC.app:  Macs only
  • Adobe SpeedGrade CC 2015:  Macs and PCs