Computer Access

Alumni
Student computer accounts will automatically convert to alumni accounts upon graduation. A valid RIT Alumni ID is required to borrow materials from the library. You can obtain an alumni ID from the RIT Registrar’s Office. If your account is not active, contact the Alumni Office.

Guests
If you are not affiliated with RIT, you may apply for a temporary guest computer account at the Circulation Desk. Please be prepared to fill out a form and provide government-issued identification. Guest accounts are valid only for the day of issue. Each guest is allowed 3 accounts per year.

Wireless
Wi-Fi is available throughout the library. Current students, faculty, staff, and alumni can connect to the secure "ritwpa2" network with their RIT credentials. Guests to the RIT campus can connect to the unsecured "rit_guest" network.
If you have trouble connecting to the RIT Wi-Fi, please contact the ITS Service Desk or visit the ITS Express Service Desk located on the 1st floor of the library.

Library Computers

Computers are available in the library in computer labs, quiet alcoves on the upper floors, and for loan at the Circulation Desk.

Technology Area (1st floor) 22 Windows computers with dual monitors; 12 Windows all-in-one computers; Media:scape Mini
VIA Teach (2nd floor) 30 Windows computers + instructor station
VIA Lab (2nd floor) 10 Windows computers + 8 Macs filling the rest of the 2nd floor
Biblab (3rd floor) 25 Windows computers + instructor station
Various alcoves on 3rd & 4th floors 18 Windows computers
Laptops for loan at Circulation Desk 38 Windows + 15 MacBook Pro laptops

Windows Desktop and Laptop Software

Adobe Acrobat® DC
Adobe Dreamweaver® CC
Adobe Illustrator® CC
Adobe InDesign® CC
Adobe Photoshop® CC
Adobe Premier® CC
AutoCAD
FileZilla
Chrome
*JMP Pro
*Matlab
Minitab 17
Microsoft Office 2016
Firefox
Notepad++
Pidgin
*Python
Skype
*Solidworks
VLC
WinSCP

* indicates desktop only

iMac and MacBook Pro Software

Adobe Acrobat® DC
Adobe Acrobat® XI Pro
Adobe After Effects® CC (2015)
Adobe Audition® CC (2015)
Adobe Bridge® CC
Adobe Dreamweaver® CC (2015)
Adobe Edge Animate® CC (2015)
Adobe Fireworks® CS6
Adobe Flash® Professional CC (2015)
Adobe Illustrator® CC (2015)
Adobe InCopy® CC (2015)
Adobe InDesign® CC (2015)
Adobe Media Encoder® CC (2015)
Adobe Photoshop® CC (2015)
Adobe Prelude® CC (2015)
Adobe Premiere® Pro CC (2015)
Adobe SpeedGrade® CC (2015)
Brackets
Chrome
Fetch
Firefox
Microsoft Office 2016
Microsoft Remote Desktop
Skype
TextWrangler
VLC
Xcode