Available Software

Computer Software

Computers in the library managed by Penn State Information Technology offer a variety of software applications. A list of software is available through the IT Computer Lab Software webpage. A number of software programs also are available via remote access, so that you have access to the tools you need, no matter your location.

Computers managed by University Libraries, located in Pattee and Paterno, offer specialized software, outlined below.  Please note that if the maximum limit of concurrent users is reached for a software package, no matter the location, it will not be available on other computers designated for specialized software packages.

Of special note:  The Advanced Analytics and Visualization Digital Lab, managed by University Libraries' Research Informatics and Publishing department, is located in 312W Pattee Library and is a dedicated space for Penn State students, faculty, and staff who need access to data visualization and analysis software.

Zoomtext and JAWS

  • Zoomtext and JAWS are installed on all ADA designated workstations (20 concurrent users).

ArcGIS Online 


  • Available on computers in the Maps Library and the Advanced Analytics and Visualization Digital Lab (more information).

Adobe Creative Cloud

All Student computers at all campuses.

  •  Adobe After Effects  
  •  Adobe Animate 
  • Adobe Audition 
  • Adobe Bridge 
  • Adobe Dreamweaver 
  • Adobe Illustrator 
  • Adobe InCopy 
  • Adobe InDesign 
  • Adobe Media Encoder 
  • Adobe Muse 
  • Adobe Photoshop 
  • Adobe Prelude 
  • Adobe Premiere 


  • All Student computers at all campuses.
  • Pattee W312A (Digital Lab)


  • Available in 201 Paterno, computer 44.
  • Pattee W312A (Digital Lab)


NVIVO Locations
Location Computer Name
Paterno 201 8, 34


Location Computer Name
Paterno and Pattee Libraries - 14 concurrent users
Paterno 201 8, 34, 44
Paterno 401 143
Davey 211 214, 215, 216, 217
Deike 105 118
Hammond 325 51, 52, 53, 55


Minitab locations
Location Computer Name
Pattee W202 38
Pattee W211A 214
Hammond 325 51, 52, 53, 55
Brandywine All Library Computers
York 300 7


Installed at all University Park Machines including the following Branch locations (30 concurrent users):

  • Pattee W312A (Digital Lab)
  • Davey
  • Deike
  • Hammond
  • Katz
  • Stuckeman

Hammond Circulating Laptops

  • SolidWorks


  • Minitab

  • SAS

  • SPSS