Save your work

Please do not save your work only to the desktop.  All work saved to the desktop will be lost in the event of lost power or accidental reboot. 

The best method to save your work is to use Google docs, or, if using Office, open your Google drive in a web browser, then save your office document to the desktop.  Drag the file to your google drive as a backup.  Do this frequently to minimize loss in case of a catastrophic event. 


Computers by Library

40 Windows workstations, and 30 iMacs over 2 floors.

47 Windows workstations over 3 levels.

45 iMacs over 2 levels.


3 IST computer labs (Windows): 1-30, Knowledge Common, Study Hall.

*To use free versions of MyEconLab, MyStatLab, MasteringPhysics, MasteringEngineering, MindTap and APLIA, please use the workstations in the Knowledge Common.  You will need to have a registration code provided by your instructor.

28 Windows All In One (AIO) Workstations over 3 levels.


IST Lab (iMac): L-110


Education South 155A155B.

73 Windows workstations over 5 levels, Rutherford North. DVD drives
41 iMacs 2nd Level Rutherford North. 6 iMacs in Rm 2-109 have DVD drives. All macs have SD card ports.
2 Microfilm/microfiche/microopaque scanners.

3 Windows workstations, Rutherford South.


IST computer labs (Windows) 2nd Level Rutherford South: 2-03, 2-05A

36 Windows workstations.

45 Windows workstations over 3 levels.

5 Windows workstations over 2 levels.

11 Windows workstations over 2 levels.

32 Windows workstations.


Business Building Basement IST Labs: B-18, B-24, B-28

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Windows Workstations

PC Windows based Workstation software on the thin-client workstations:

  • 7-zip
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
  • Adobe Digital Editions
  • Adobe FileOpen Plugin
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Amazon Coretto
  • Beyond 2020
  • DeepFreeze
  • DjVu Plugin
  • F-Secure
  • Google Chrome
  • Google File Drive Stream
  • Irfanview
  • Internet Explorer
  • JAWS
  • Kurzweil 3000
  • LANDesk
  • MatLab
  • Microsoft Office 2016 Plus
  • Microsoft Silverlight
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Papercut
  • ProQuest Refworks
  • PuTTY
  • VLC
  • Windows 10
  • WinSCP
  • ZoomText​
  • Note: Please do not shut the workstations down.

PC Workstation hardware:

  • DVD
  • USB
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Cameras are disabled

Please do not turn the computers off, as they receive updates overnight, and could take some time to reboot if they've missed them.

To access your AFS space, double click the AFS Storage Space icon in the top left of your screen and log in when prompted.





Library iMacs located in Cameron and Rutherford libraries have the following software:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Blender
  • DeepFreeze
  • GIMP
  • Google Chrome
  • Java
  • LANDesk
  • MatLab
  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • Microsoft Silverlight
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • OS X
  • PaperCut
  • Python
  • R
  • Stuffit Expander
  • Sophos Antivirus
  • VLC​

The Creative Cloud Corner in Cameron Library's Knowledge Common(B-14) has iMacs that are also loaded with the Creative Cloud Suite

IST Workstations

IST maintains several labs in our libraries.  Notably in the 24/7 space in Cameron Library main and basement levels, and the labs in Rutherford South.

Campus wide IST workstation software can be found here.

In Cameron Library the following software is installed:

  • 7Zip File Manager
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
  • Alertus Desktop Alert
  • Epson Scanner Software
  • Firefox
  • Foxit Reader
  • Freedom Scientific JAWS 17.0
  • Ghostscript
  • Google Chrome
  • Google Drive File Stream
  • Google Earth Pro
  • IBM SPSS Statistics 25
  • Internet Explorer
  • IrfanView
  • Kurzweil 3000 v.13
  • Matlab 2017b
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016
  • Pharos Software for Onecard Printing
  • Praat
  • PuTTY release 0.70 (64-bit)
  • R for Windows
  • Read and Write 11
  • RStudio
  • Sassafras K2 Client
  • Serenity Editor
  • VLC
  • WinSCP
  • ZoomText 11


Unless otherwise noted above, Adobe Creative Cloud is only installed in the following IST labs on Campus:

Arts 112

Cameron Library B-14 (Knowledge Common)

Please note, in the KC Adobe CC is only installed on the iMac stations in the Creative Cloud Corner, B-14D.


Coutts L-110

Education South 155A

Education South 155B

Fine Arts 1-7

Fine Arts 2-036

Industrial Design 1-02

***TIP*** If your workstation freezes, try logging into another workstation.  Your session should reactivate on the new workstation without losing all of your work,

Set New Keyboard in Windows 10

Click the Windows icon to open the start menu, then select the settings icon. In the settings window, click on Time & Language:


In the Time & Language Window, select Region & Language:


You can then click Add language to select another language:


After selecting an additional language, look the the bottom right of the screen by the system clock, where it says ENG, you can click that to select the chosen language setting for the keyboard:





When the workstation is restarted, all changes will revert back to default.

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