Basic Software

Most public computers in the library are equipped with Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, doPDF, Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, LPTOne (for printing), Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 x64 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel etc.), and VLC Media Player.

Laptops available through our laptop checkout service are equipped with the list of applications above, plus 7-Zip, Adobe Digital Editions, ArtStor OIV, and PuTTY.

We also have computers with special software setups (see below).  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: 
    • 12 specialty-software Windows machines (PCs) have Adobe Creative Cloud (see details below), Autodesk 123D Design, Blender, Rhino 5, SketchUp Pro 2019, Matlab, and Mathematica.
  • 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 high-end Windows machines (PCs) in the Learning Commons.  See the list below for availability:

Adobe Creative Cloud (Windows Workstations), as of Oct. 2018:

  • Acrobat DC (19.0)
  • After Effects CC (15.0.0)
  • Animate CC and Mobile Device Packaging (18.0)
  • Audition CC (11.0.0)
  • Bridge CC (8.0)
  • Character Animator CC (1.1.0)
  • Dreamweaver CC (18.0)
  • Extendscript Toolkit CC (4.0)
  • Extension Manager CC (7.0)
  • Fireworks CS6 (12.0.0)
  • Flash Builder Premium (4.7)
  • Fuse CC (Beta) (2017.1)
  • Gaming SDK 1.4 (1.4)
  • Illustrator CC (22.0.0)
  • InCopy CC (13.0)
  • InDesign CC (13.0)
  • Lightroom Classic CC (7.0)
  • Media Encoder CC (12.0.0)
  • Photoshop CC (19.0)
  • Prelude CC (7.0.0)
  • Premiere Pro CC (12.0.0)
  • Scout CC (1.1.3)
  • SpeedGrade CC (2015) (9.0)