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
Adobe Bridge
Adobe Distiller
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Media Encoder
Adobe Photoshop
FileZilla
Firefox
Google Chrome
IMGBurn
Microsoft Edge
MikTex
MiniTab
Microsoft Office 2016
Notepad++
Paint 3D
PuTTY
VLC
7-Zip

Windows Desktop Only

Adobe Premiere Pro
AutoCAD 2020 *
AutoCAD Civil 3D 2020 *
Inventor Professional 2020 *
JMP 14
Pidgin
Revit 2020 *
Solidworks 2019 * 
Tabeau Public

* indicates 1st Floor Tech Zone only

iMac and MacBook Pro Software

Adobe Acrobat
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Animate
Adobe Audition
Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InCopy
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Media Encoder
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe XD
Atom
Brackets
Chrome
FileZilla
Firefox
iBooks Author
JMP Pro
MATLAB
Microsoft Office 2016
Skype
Visual Studio Code
VLC
Xcode