Personal Computer Services, Software, and Purchasing

Posted July 20th, 2017 at 5:50 pm.

Software for College-owned computers

You can obtain many packages at the click of a mouse by using Software Center on see Windows or macOS.

Having trouble?  Don’t see what you’re looking for? Have another question? Please contact the Help Desk at x7440 or email for information about software on your office or college-owned computer (including grant or college-funded machines off-campus).

Discounts on Computers and Software

Software for personally-owned computers (Non-College)

The software below is available for personally-owned computers as per the terms listed by our pages or those of the manufacturer.  The College does not fully support this software, although basic installation assistance may be available for College-licensed products.  Free products are suggested based on the experience of our Staff and other users, and are not supported solutions.

If you need software for your College computer, please contact the Help Desk for assistance as some of the products listed below may conflict with packages already installed on your College computer, or the licenses available here may not be applicable.



Sophos Free AntiVirus and AntiMalware tools (Available for Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android)

Other options

Some of the below products do have paid versions, which you are welcome to purchase.  However, the free version will likely do all that is required. Note:  Run only one Anti-Virus per computer.  If changing software, previous software must be uninstalled completely.


Details on Mathematica availability and installation options for campus and personally owned machines:

ChemDraw for Mac and PC

Chem Draw for any Bryn Mawr faculty, staff, student, or research location .  Please do not install on classroom or teaching lab machines.

Read & Write

Read&Write accessibility software is available for any Bryn Mawr faculty, staff, student, or research location.  Please do not install on classroom or teaching lab machines (No activation or access code required..when prompted simply click activate).

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