Software | Webster University


Our public computers are primarily meant for research and general computer use. Software may not be installed, unless it can be run from a flash drive or CD-ROM with no additional file installation.


Patrons can request, at either the 2nd floor Research Desk or the 1st floor Service Desk, that additional plug-ins be loaded on library PCs. The decision to load a plug-in is based on the PC's configuration, potenial use and known security issues. Software cannot be loaded at the time of the request but will be forwarded to the library's Management Team and University IT for review and evaluation.


Application/description Location

ABBYY FineReader OCR Software

OCR software that creates editable, searchable files and e-books from scans of paper documents, PDFs and digital photographs.

Café 208, eCommons 201, 206 
Lower Level 010
ADA 202

Adobe Creative Cloud 2015

The complete design environment for print, web, and mobile publishing. Includes: Adobe Bridge CC 2015, Dreamweaver CC 2015, Illustrator CC 2015.3, InCopy CC 2015, InDesgin CC 2015, Photoshop CC 2015.5


Adobe Creative Suite 6 Web Design Premium

The complete design environment for print, web, and mobile publishing. Includes: Photoshop CS6 Extended, Illustrator CS6, InDesign CS6, Dreamweaver CS6, Flash CS6 Professional, Fireworks CS6, Acrobat X Professional, Bridge CS6, and Media Encoder CS6.

Café 206 & 207
Café 215 & 216 (Mac)
Listening/Viewing 122A 
Lower Level 001

Adobe Flash Player

Plays Flash movie files.

All computers

Adobe PhotoShop Elements

Easier to use PhotoShop to edit and enhance your photos.

Café 208 
Lower level 010
ADA 202

Adobe Reader

Enables users to read and print files that are saved as ortable Document Format (PDF) files

All computers 

Adobe Shockwave Player

Plays Shockwave movie files.

All computers

Ai Squared: ZoomText

Enlarges text on the screen and also reads the screen.

ADA 201, 202

Apple iTunes

Plays audio files.

Macs only Café 213- 216

Apple Mac OS

Operating System

Café 213- 216

Apple QuickTime

Plays QuickTime movie files and audio.

All computers

Apple Safari

Internet browser for the Mac.

Café 213-216


BibleWorks is a Bible software program for Biblical exegesis and research. It comes with Greek, Hebrew, and Septuagint Bibles as well as translations in English, German, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and more. 
See library catalog
Company Web Site

Lower level 012


Screenwriting software

All Café and eClassroom

Dragon Naturally Speaking Premium

Speech recognition software

ADA 201 & 202

Freedom Scientific: Jaws

Screen reading software. 
Company website

ADA 202

Freedom Scientific: OpenBook

Software that converts printed page into electronic text to be read aloud through a voice synthesizer and show on a customizable screen display. 
Company website

ADA 202

Google Chrome

Allows you to browse the world wide web.

All computers

Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. 
Company Web site

All computers


See SPSS (IBM SPSS Stats) below.


I.R.I.S. Readiris Pro

Software that converts your paper documents into editable text!
Company Web site

Listening/viewing 122a,

Kurzweil 3000

Multifaceted electronic learning system that helps with reading, writing, and study skills that can also includes a text-to-speech converter software.
Company website

ADA 201, 202; eCommons 225, 226

Mendeley Desktop

Citation management software.


Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.x

Allows you to browse the world wide web.

All computers except Café 213-216

Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac

Software bundle for commmon office tasks. Includes Excel (spreadsheet program), PowerPoint (slideshow presentation program) and Word (document creation program).

Café 213-216

Microsoft Office 2013

Software bundle for commmon office tasks. Includes Access (database program), Excel (spreadsheet program), InfoPath (form design)OneNote (organization), PowerPoint (slideshow presentation program), Project (project management), Word (document creation program), and Visio (diagraming). Outlook is not installed.

All computers except Café 213-216

Microsoft Windows Media Player

Plays audio and video of various formats such as .wmv, .mp3, and.mpg.

All computers except Café 213- 216

Microsoft Windows 7

Operating System

All computers except Café 213- 216

Mozilla Firefox

Allows you to browse the world wide web.

All computers


Allows you to browse the world wide web.

All computers


Café 201-204, eCommons 201-203
eClassroom instructor

R and R Studio


Real: RealPlayer

Plays real media file video and audio.

All computers

Roxio Toast

CD Burning for the Mac

Café 213- 216


To locate IBM SPSS on a computer, type "IBM" into the computer's "Search programs and files" box.

All computers except public computers 223 and 224

Standard & Poor's Research Insight (Compustat) 8.x

See library catalog

Café 202, 203, 205, 206
eCommons 203, 204, 212, 213

Symantec Endpoint 12.x

Protects the computer from viruses and worms.

All computers

Visual Studio 2013

Café 202-204, 209-210