Computers & software

Tisch Library provides computers for public use, laptops that can be borrowed, bookable computer labs, and access to the Digital Design Studio (DDS).

Public access computers

Tisch provides both Mac and Windows PC desktop computers for public use throughout the library, with the largest bank of computers located on Level 2 (the main level) of the library.

  • ArcGIS 
  • Cygwin 
  • DNRGPS 
  • ENVI 
  • EndNote 
  • EPI 
  • Google Chrome 
  • Google Earth Pro 
  • IDL 
  • Internet Explorer 
  • Mathcad 
  • Mathematica 
  • Matlab 
  • Mendeley Desktop 
  • Microsoft Access 
  • Microsoft Excel 
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 
  • Microsoft Publisher 
  • Microsoft Word 
  • Mozilla Firefox 
  • NVivo 
  • NodeXL 
  • QGIS 
  • SAS 
  • SnagIT 
  • SPSS 
  • Stata 
  • Tableau Public 
  • Zotero 

  • Complete 
  • EndNote 
  • Google Chrome 
  • Mathematica 
  • MATLAB 
  • Mendeley Desktop 
  • Microsoft Excel 
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 
  • Microsoft Word 
  • Mozilla Firefox 
  • RStudio 
  • Safari 
  • SPSS 
  • STATA 
  • Tableau Public 
  • VLC 
  • Xcode 
  • Zotero 

Laptops to borrow

Tufts students, faculty members and staff can borrow PC laptops and MacBooks from Tisch, Lilly and the SMFA Library. View our list of software to learn about the applications available on each PC and Mac laptop. 

Before borrowing a laptop, you will have to fill out our technology agreement form and submit it to the Main Desk at your library. You can borrow laptops for 7 days at a time. They must be returned directly to library staff before the library closes. If you keep a laptop for more than 7days, a fine of $5 per hour will be charged to your library account.

Computer labs

Tisch Library has two computer lab classrooms that can be reserved using Reserve Tufts. When the rooms are not reserved, students, faculty and staff can use them as study space. 

Mark Computer Lab (Tisch 103)

The Mark Computer Lab is located on the first floor of Tisch Library. It can be reserved for recurring timeslots for the whole semester, or for a single class session, as well as for workshops and trainings.  

You can reserve the Mark Computer Lab at the Mark Computer Lab webpage or via Reserve Tufts. Please note that preference for reservations is given to A&S Data Science courses.

Learning and Teaching Commons (Tisch 223)

The Learning and Teaching Commons is located on the main floor (Level 2) of Tisch Library. It can be reserved for recurring timeslots for the whole semester, or for a single class session, as well as for workshops and trainings. 

You can reserve the Learning and Teaching Commons via Reserve Tufts.

Digital Design Studio

The Digital Design Studio (DDS) is a self-service creative space for the production of digital class projects and the exploration of digital media. The DDS provides access to Macs, multimedia work stations, a self-service digitization station, a recording room, and green screen wall. 

You can find out more about the DDS computers and equipment, along with the services they provide on the Digital Design Studio webpage.