Computers in the library

Desktop computers are available in all libraries on a first-come-first-served basis. Log in with your NSID and password to search the library, work on your assignments, and print.

All campus computer users are responsible for reading and understanding the USask Information Technology Use Policy.

Location Total Available
Education & Music Library 12 12
Engineering Library Learning Commons 8 6
Law Library 6 6
Leslie and Irene Dubé Health Sciences Library 17 17
Murray Library 55 55
Science Library 11 11

Borrow laptops from the IT Help Desk in Murray Library. This service is separate from your library account.

Learn more about the student laptop loaner program (requires NSID login).

Programs Available on Library Desktop Computers

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Alternatiff
  • ArcGIS Desktop 10.8.1
  • Audacity
  • Beyond 2020 Professional Browser 7.0
  • DelProf2
  • DjVu Control
  • Ebrary
  • EndNote Web
  • Google Chrome
  • Google Earth Pro
  • IBM SPSS Statistics v28
  • ImageScope
  • Library W3 Launcher
  • MatchWare MindView
  • MATLAB R2023a
  • MDL Crossfire Commander
  • Mendeley Desktop 1.19.8
  • Mendeley Reference Manager
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft OneDrive
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • PuTTY release 0.79 (64-bit)
  • R for Windows 4.3.3
  • Read And Write
  • RStudio
  • Stata 17, Stata 18
  • VLC media player
  • Zotero

*Users cannot install software on library computers. List updated April 2024.

Alumni and Public Computers

Alumni computers are available in:

Alumni must log in using their NSID and password. Access to your personal printing account, web browsing (Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge), and LibreOffice programs are available on these computers.


Express public computers are available in:

Login is not required.

Audio-Visual Equipment

The Education and Music Library has additional equipment available to all USask library users. Ask for help at the Education and Music Library services desk. 

Music Equipment

  • Audio-Technica AT-LP120 USB turntable & 45 disc adaptor (4)
  • M-Audio Keystation Pro MIDI Keyboard
  • TEAC CD player & reverse cassette deck AD-800 (2)
  • Sony 5-CD player with remote (1)

Film and Video Equipment

  • Panasonic Tau 20" TV/DVD/VCR combination (1)
  • Viewlex Previewer Jr. filmstrip viewer light (110-120 volts AC or DC slide) (2)


  • Epson DS-50000 large-format document scanner (11.7" X 17"). The associated computer has Adobe Acrobat 2017 installed.
  • Epson EU-73 Scanner with document feeder

Multi-Media Editing Station

The Education and Music Library has a dedicated multi-media editing station that includes the following software programs: 

Composition Studio

The Composition Studio (CompS), located in room 2008.3 of the Education and Music Library, provides access to tools for composing, arranging and orchestrating music including:

  • full-size midi keyboard
  • music-making software
  • instrument sample libraries

USask students, staff and faculty can book use of the CompS for personal, non-commercial projects.

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology Room, Murray Library

The library is partnered with Access and Equity Services to provide access to assistive technology hardware and software in the Murray Library and the Leslie and Irene Dubé Health Science Library.

Visit the AES website for details and room booking.

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