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Software at U of T

Various departments at the University of Toronto provide software for students, staff, and faculty members at discounted prices or for free. This page provides links to various campus resources that may be useful in purchasing or using certain software at U of T.

Note: The Help Desk only provides limited support for certain software.

Getting Software at U of T

Microsoft Products

Microsoft Office for Personal computers (U of T students, faculty, librarians and staff)
If you are a current U of T student, or a current U of T faculty, librarian or staff member with an appointment of 20% or more, you have access to full desktop and mobile versions of Microsoft Office through your UTmail+ account. See our article about Office 365 ProPlus for full details.

Microsoft Products for U of T-owned computers 
Under Microsoft 365, Microsoft Windows and Office Office is free for U of T-owned computers. More details are available on the Licensed Software Office website.

Other Products

Licensed Software Office — The Licensed Software Offices distributes software, particularly to departments. They handle some of the more specialized software distributed at U of T such as SPSS, Matlab and Autodesk.

Campus Bookstore: Computer Shop — Sales of certain consumer software such as Adobe and Microsoft products are available through the Computer Shop.

UTORvpn — This website provides the free installer package to access UTORvpn, which is available to U of T faculty, staff, and graduate students.

Antivirus —  The University of Toronto has antivirus software recommendations for students, faculty, and staff.

Where can I use SPSS at the University of Toronto?

SPSS is available on the computers in the Map and Data Library Instruction Lab, Robarts, 5th floor.

Alternatively, you can purchase SPSS at the Licensed Software Office at a discounted price. For support on products purchased from the Licensed Software Office, or issues with SPSS on the computers in the Map and Data Library Instruction Lab, please contact lic.software@utoronto.ca.