Computers & software

Tisch Library provides computers for public use, laptops that can be borrowed, a bookable computer lab, 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 

  • Alertus Desktop 
  • Box
  • Cisco AnyConnect
  • Cisco Jabber
  • EndNote 20
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Mathematica
  • MATLAB_R2022a
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • QGIS
  • RStudio 
  • SPSS Statistics
  • StataSE
  • VLC
  • VMware Horizon Client
  • Zoom

Laptops to borrow

Tufts students, faculty members and staff can borrow MacBooks from Tisch and the SMFA Library. 

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 3 days at a time. They must be returned directly to library staff before the library closes. If you keep a laptop for more than 3 days, a fine of $5 per hour will be charged to your library account.

Computer labs

Tisch Library has a computer lab classroom that can be reserved by contacting Jen Ferguson. When the room is not reserved, students, faculty and staff can use it as study space.

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. 

Contact Jen Ferguson about reserving the Learning and Teaching Commons.

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.