The Learning Commons on the 1st floor, designed for individual and collaborative group work, is equipped with PCs. PC computers may be found in the elevator lobbies of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th floors while additional Mac computers may be found on the 1st floor. The computers are equipped with the following software:

  • Microsoft Office 2016 (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • IBM SPSS Statistics
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox

Additional tools & software for PC include:

  • R for Windows
  • SAS 9.4
  • Wolfram Mathematica
  • Zotero
  • Audacity with LAME plugin
  • VLC Media Player
  • More

When users login if they have an Adobe account already they are presented with the option to select either their “Personal” or “Work/School” account, much like what happens with e-mail and other services. They must choose “Work/School” in order to use the university license.

Additional tools & software for Mac include:

  • Mathematica
  • Python 2.7
  • Text Wrangler
  • Eclipse
  • iTunes
  • More

Active Tulane affiliates (i.e., currently enrolled or employed students, staff, and faculty) may access these computers with their Tulane username and password. For more information on using computers at the library, please review the Computer Use Policy.

Guest Computers

A number of computers equipped with internet access and the Microsoft office suite available to guests are located on the 1st floor lobby as well as the 6th floor service desk.

Guests may access the non-login computers for academic research only. Use of library computers by guests for non-academic purposes (i.e. recreation) is expressly prohibited, and guests may be asked to verify that they are using a computer for academic research purposes only. Tulane students, faculty and staff have priority over guests in cases where an insufficient number of computers are available in the library. We reserve the right to limit the amount of time that a guest may occupy a computer; normally this should not exceed two hours per day. For more information on using computers at the library, please review the Computer Use Policy