What software is available on library computers?

Public use library computers have the following software installed:

  • Windows 10
  • Pharos Account Balance: View the balance on your Pharos account.
  • Microsoft Edge: Web browser
  • Internet Explorer: Web browser
  • Firefox: Web browser
  • Google Chrome: Web browser
  • PDF-Xchange: Open, read, create & edit PDF files
  • Adobe Digital Editions: eBook management software
  • OverDrive: eBook and eAudiobook reader
  • Microsoft Office 2016: Suite of programs including word processor, slide-show, spreadsheet and more.
  • Libre Office: Suite of programs including word processor, slide-show, spreadsheet and more.
  • Māori keyboard and dictionary
  • Multiple keyboard languages supported
  • 123D Design: 3D modelling
  • Minecraft: You’ll need your own Minecraft subscription to log in
  • SketchUp Make: 3D modelling
  • Gimp: Drawing programme
  • Inkscape: Drawing programme
  • Paint.net: Drawing programme
  • Skype: Internet based phone and video calling
  • iTunes: Music library software.
  • Audacity: Audio editing software.
  • VLC: Multi-format video player.
  • Windows Media Player: Media player for video, audio and images.
  • Notepad++: Text tool for programmes
  • Magnifier: Microsoft screen magnifying software.
  • Narrator: Microsoft light-duty screen reader utility.
  • NVDA: Non Visual Desktop Access: Free, open-source screen reader software
  • Gale Anatomy, Chemistry and Science Viewer: science tutorial software
  • Naxos Sheet Music Viewer: For use with Naxos Sheet Music eResource
  • Google Earth: a 3D representation of Earth based on satellite imagery

Learning Centre computers

The following programmes are used during Learning Centre programmes (i.e. not accessible to the public except during organised classes)

  • Algodoo: physic based 2d sandbox
  • Arduino IDE: coding for Arduino boards
  • Blender: 3D computer graphics
  • Handbrake: transcoder
  • Kodu: Games lab
  • MakerbotPrint: 3D printing design
  • mBlock: block-based programming
  • MinecraftEDU: Minecraft by TeacherGaming
  • OBS Studio: screen capture software
  • Pivot Animator: stick figure animator
  • Processing: programming language
  • Ren’Py: visual novel creation
  • Scratch desktop editor: programming
  • Silhouette: crafting tool
  • Sigil: eBook publishing
  • Shotcut: video editing
  • Twine: interactive book creator
  • Ultimake Cura: 3D printing design

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