Installing Software Using Software Center

What is Software Center?

Software Center is an application that allows you to select available software to download to your computer on-demand.  Library IT will make applications available through Software Center that have a library- or campus-wide licenses for staff computers and laptops.  If you use a library workstation or laptop with Windows, you can install specific software packages using Software Center. Below are instructions to help you install software automatically to your computer.

Quick steps for using Software Center

  1. Locate shortcut on your desktop called Software Center and double click.
  2. If no link is present on the desktop, press the Windows key on your keyboard, and search for Software Center.
  3. Select the software that you need, and then click “install” on the bottom-right.

Installing Software

After Software Center is launched, you will see a list of available applications. Click on the application and then click the “Install” button in the bottom right corner to install the software. You’ll see the status changing from “Available” to “Preparing download” and then to “Installing“. Once the status shows “Installed“, you can exit Software Center and go to Start -> All Programs to find the newly installed program.

You may install as many pieces of software as you’d like.

If you cannot access Software Center or run into problems downloading, please contact Library IT Help Desk at 244-4688 or for assistance.