Computers and technology

Computers and technology
The uOttawa Library is pleased to provide access to computers and technology to students, professors, and staff.

Student Labs

The University of Ottawa Library is pleased to provide the following specialized software:

  • ArcGIS Pro
  • ArcGIS Desktop
  • Excel
  • Haver
  • PowerPoint
  • SPSS
  • Stata
  • Word

We will add more software in the future.

Connecting to the Student Labs

  1. Follow this link:
  2. InstallVMware Horizon Clientif you need to save your working files to your OneDrive or local USB. Note that VMware Horizon HTML Access doesn’t support accessing your OneDrive or local USB yet.
  3. Launch VMware Horizon Client and click on ‘+’ to add a server.
  4. Type in the Enter the name of the Connection Server.
  5. Login with your uOttawa credentials.
  6. Approve the sign-in request using MFA.

Note: Library remote apps will be available from 3 a.m. to midnight and will shut down for maintenance daily.

The Library remote apps are available for active students only. If any active employees need to access, please create a ticket.


Follow these steps and instructions to:

If you have any issues, please let us know.

Public computers

Public computers at the Morisset Library, the Health Sciences Library, and at the Brian Dickson Library are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Users may be asked to present their uOttawa ID.

Students, professors, alumni and employees, you will be prompted to enter your login information.

Username: Full email address ([email protected])


  • Employees: your uoAccess password is the same one used for systems such as Outlook/Exchange, VirtuO, and UNIWeb.
  • Students: your uoAccess password is the same one used for systems such as Google and uoZone.

To change your uoAccess password, use the uoAccess self-serve tool. Need help? Contact the Service Desk.

All of our computer workstations come with Internet access and Microsoft Office software. Most have USB ports and CD-reader drives. Specialized software is also available at the following locations:

Assistive technology workstations and study rooms are available at the Morisset Library, Brian Dickson Law Library and Health Sciences Library.

Visitors can use the computers through our guest account service. To be issued a guest account, bring identification with your name, address and signature to the service desk and complete the form.

Wireless access

Wireless access is available throughout every library for current students, faculty, staff and alumni using a laptop or handheld device.

To set up a wireless connection, visit the IT Support website.

If you have any questions, submit a Service Desk request.


Under no circumstances leave computers or any personal items unattended in the library. You should always follow these theft prevention tips. The Library is not responsible for lost or stolen laptops or other items.


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