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 Computer and Internet Acceptable Use Regulations.

Location Total Available
Education & Music Library1919
Law Library66
Leslie and Irene Dubé Health Sciences Library2825
Murray Library10595
Science Library1817
University Library Learning Commons, College of Engineering108

Borrowing laptops is now managed by the IT Help Desk in Murray Library and is separate from your library account.

Programs Available on Library Desktop Computers

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
  • Alternatiff
  • ArcGIS Desktop 10.8.1
  • Audacity
  • Beyond 2020 Professional Browser 7.0 SP1
  • DelProf2
  • DjVu Control
  • Ebrary
  • EndNote Web
  • Google Chrome
  • Google Earth Pro
  • IBM SPSS Statistics
  • ImageScope
  • Library W3 Launcher
  • MatchWare MindView 5.0
  • MATLAB R2021a
  • MDL Crossfire Commander
  • Mendeley Desktop 1.19.8
  • Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft OneDrive
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • PuTTY release 0.76 (64-bit)
  • R for Windows 4.1.2
  • Read And Write
  • RStudio
  • Stata 16, Stata 17
  • VLC media player
  • Windows Internet Explorer 11
  • Wolfram Mathematica 12.3
  • Zoom
  • Zotero

*Users cannot install software on library computers. List updated Dec 2021.

Alumni and Public Computers

Alumni computers are available in:

Alumni must log in using their NSID and password. Access to you 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 desk. 

Music Equipment

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

Film and Video Equipment

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

Scanners and Copiers

  • Epson DS-50000 large-format document scanner (11.7" X 17")
  • Epson EU-73 Scanner with document feeder
  • Xerox colour printer/copier/scanner (requires print credit)

Multi-Media Editing Station

Looking for a place to work on your music, art, or design project? The Education and Music Library has a dedicated multi-media editing station that includes the following software programs: 

  • Sibelius7 - music notation 
  • Audacity - audio editing and recording 
  • Nuance Power PDF Advanced
  • MacGAMUT 6 - ear training 

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.

Wireless Network

There are three wireless networks on campus you can connect to:

  • UofS-secure has full access to the university network for students, employees, researchers, and faculty. Log in using your NSID and password.
  • UofS-guest provides access to people who have an individual guest ID assigned by ICT. 
  • UofS-public is open to anyone.

See the ICT Knowledge Base article (must log in with your NSID & password to view) for details and instructions on setting up your personal devices.

Trouble with the Wireless Connection?

An interrupted or slow connection to the wireless network can be caused by several factors: 

  • Your distance from an access point
  • Physical obstruction (e.g. walls) between you and the access point
  • Number of electronic devices in the area
  • Number of users connected to the access point at the same time

Get Help

Computer Support

IT Support

If you still have questions  Ask Us for help.

Problem with the library website? Check the current system status:

Library system status as of Wednesday December 8, 2021 3:02pm.

University Library Website100 %
USearch Discovery Tool100 %
Checkout & Catalogue (Sierra)100 %
Find It! Article Linking100 %
Off-Campus Access (Proxy Server)100 %
Electronic Theses & DIssertations (HARVEST)100 %
SHIRP100 %

For campus-wide services, check the ICT System Status Summary page.