About software at IU

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Affordable and up-to-date software for students, faculty, staff, and departments is readily available at Indiana University thanks to license agreements with companies such as Microsoft, Adobe, SPSS, and Thomson Reuters. Offerings include operating systems, antivirus programs, and software for word processing and spreadsheets, web authoring and development, graphic design, citation management, statistical analysis, and more.

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Students, faculty, and staff (see Eligibility) have several options for accessing software:

  • For Microsoft products, see About Microsoft 365 at IU.

    Microsoft 365 is a subscription-based service that allows IU students, faculty, and staff to use the newest versions of Microsoft software on their personal Windows and macOS computers, on the web, and on smartphones and tablets with mobile apps. Your IU Microsoft 365 subscription allows you to install the software on up to five personal computers (Windows and macOS), five tablets (Windows, iPad, and Android), and five phones. You can use the software as long as your IU computing accounts are active; you are not entitled to use the software after you leave IU.

    Also, see Software available through the IU/Microsoft Campus Agreement with Core Server Site License.

  • For Adobe products, see Individual Adobe software titles available at IU.
  • You can use IUanyWare to access software.

    IUanyWare is a client virtualization service available to Indiana University students, faculty, and staff. With IUanyWare, you can use a web browser or mobile app to run certain IU-licensed software applications without having to install them on your computer or mobile device.

    To determine whether specific software is available, search for the title within IUanyWare.

  • Download software free of charge from IUware.

    IUware is a software distribution service for Indiana University students, faculty, and staff, offering a wide variety of software packages. The university pays for the relevant licenses through agreements with vendors; this allows students, faculty, and staff to use the programs available through IUware, most without fee. The IUware server is regularly updated, so patches and upgrades for IU-supported software are consistently available.

  • Visit the STCs (Student Technology Centers).

    For information on software currently available in the STCs on various campuses, see Software Published to STC - Windows and Software Published to STC - Mac.


  • Students with the status "currently enrolled or registered for a future semester" according to the Office of the Registrar; if your access is denied, this means the registrar's records indicate that you do not meet this requirement
  • Faculty with the status "presently employed by IU"
  • Retired faculty (but not retired staff); for more, see Access to IU resources for official IU retirees
  • Staff who use a computer at work and have the status "presently employed at IU"


Departments typically purchase this software through Purchasing. For more, see:

Software available on IU's systems

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