Although the Map & Data Library is physically closed, we are still available remotely and happy to help. We can conduct consultations using online teleconferencing software. Please feel free to contact us at or use our help form. We have a number of tutorials available, are still supplying software licenses, and have compiled a list of resources for working with COVID-19 data.

Please note that our computer lab is also accessible for use through remote access. See this link for more information.

COVID-19: Updates on library services and operations

Computer lab

The Map and Data Library computer lab has 20 computers available for teaching, general use by students when the lab is not used for teaching, as well as for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and data analyses use.

Remote Access

You can use our computer lab remotely during the pandemic. See this link for connection information


Robarts Library 5-053 (outside the Map and Data Library reference area, across from the public elevator)


Unless a class is scheduled in the lab, the computers in the lab are open for use by the University of Toronto community during Robarts Library regular hoursContact us for lab schedule questions.


The computer lab contains a collection of data analysis, video editing, publishing, and document viewer software including:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
  • Anaconda 3
  • ArcMap
  • ArcGIS Pro
  • Audacity
  • Avidemux
  • Beyond 20/20
  • Blue Griffon
  • CityEngine
  • Cn3D
  • FBReader
  • FME Desktop
  • Gephi
  • Gimp 2
  • GlobalMapper
  • Google Earth Pro
  • Handbrake
  • Infraview
  • Inkscape
  • Krita
  • Kurzweil 3000
  • Libre Office
  • MapTiler
  • Microsoft Office
  • Movie Maker
  • Notepad++
  • NVivo
  • Open Refine
  • Open Shot
  • Paint.Net
  • PDF Creator
  • PSPP
  • PuTTY
  • QGIS 2
  • QGIS 3
  • R
  • RStudio
  • SAS
  • Scribus
  • SketchUp
  • SPSS
  • Stata SE
  • Subtitle Edit
  • Tableau Desktop
  • Veyon
  • Vim
  • Weka
  • Windows Movie Maker
  • Zotero