Computers & software

Tisch Library provides computers for public use, laptops that can be borrowed, 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.  View the list of associated software below or by choosing Tisch Public Macs or Tisch Public Windows in this document.  

  • ArcGIS 
  • Cygwin 
  • 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 

  • Box
  • Cisco AnyConnect
  • Cisco Jabber
  • EndNote 20
  • Google Chrome
  • Mathematica
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, OneDrive, OneNote, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Pages, Numbers, Keynote
  • QGIS
  • R and RStudio
  • Safari 
  • SPSS
  • VMware Horizon Client
  • Zoom

Laptops to borrow

Tufts students can borrow MacBooks and Dell Latitudes from Tisch Library. Before borrowing a Tisch laptop, you will need to submit our technology agreement form. Tisch laptops can be loaned for up to 4 days at a time. They must be returned directly to the Tisch Library Information and Circulation Desk (please do not put into the book drop). 

Faculty and staff are not permitted to borrow laptops from Tisch Library. Please work with your department to obtain a device.

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 during the semester, for a single class session, and for specialized 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.