COVID-19 update

If you are looking for software alternatives while the physical library locations are closed, we have compiled a list of recommendations. Further, you can request a media consultation appointment to discuss options at:

Special software in the Libraries


Note that not all locations have all of the software below. We recommend that you call ahead for assistance locating software.

  • Walter Library room 204, SMART Learning Commons. (612) 624-1584
  • Wilson Library basement level, SMART Learning Commons. (612) 626-8262
  • Magrath Library, Ground floor. (612) 624-2233
  • Health Sciences Library, 5th floor. (612) 626-4045

Video production

  • iMovie
  • Final Cut Pro X with Motion 5 and Compressor 4 (Walter and Wilson Libraries only)
  • Adobe CC Premiere Pro
  • Adobe CC After Effects
  • Screenflow (for screen capture)
  • Adobe CC Media Encoder

Audio production

  • Audacity
  • Adobe CC Audition
  • GarageBand

Graphic design and animation

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
    • Illustrator
    • Photoshop
    • InDesign
    • Flash Builder
    • Animate
    • Lightroom

3D modeling

  • Blender
  • Meshmixer
  • Sculptris

GIS data & statistical software

  • SPSS
  • R Studio
  • ArcGIS Desktop (Health Sciences Library only)
  • JMP (Health Sciences Library only)
  • NVivo (Health Sciences Library only)
  • Open Refine (Health Sciences Library only)
  • R (Health Sciences Library only)
  • SAS (Health Sciences Library only)
  • Tableau Public (Health Sciences Library only)


  • Antidote (French language software) (Walter Library only)
  • ChemBioDraw (Walter Library only)
  • Adobe CC Acrobat Professional
  • Scanning software
  • Disc burning software