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North Harris Library Technology

The Lone Star-North Harris Library has over 40 Windows-based PCs and 5 Mac Computers for Academic use. Computers are on a first come, first serve bases.

Logging On

Students can login to computers using their myLoneStar Username and Password.

Faculty and Staff can login to computers using the same Username and Password they use for their office computers.

If this is the first time using the computers at Lone Star-North Harris Library, you will need to activate your account at the 3rd Floor Reference Desk. You will then be able to login using your library card number and the associated PIN number.

Persons who are not currently Lone Star College Faculty, Staff, or Students, or do not have a public library card (HCPL or MCML), will need to request a Guest Pass at the 3rd Floor Reference Desk. To receive a Guest Pass, you will need to present a valid Photo ID with your date of birth on it.

Guest passes are valid for 14 days. For longer access, community users are encouraged to get a public library card from Harris County Public Libraries.

Software installed on computers include:


  • 3ds Max - a professional 3D computer graphics program for making 3D animations, models, games and images.
  • Access 2016 - a database management system (DBMS) from Microsoft that combines the relational Microsoft Jet Database Engine with a graphical user interface and software-development tools.
  • Acrobat DC - create, edit, convert, digitally sign, encrypt, export, and publish PDF files.
  • After Effects - digital visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing.
  • AutoCAD - computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting software.
  • Blender - toolset used for creating animated films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models, interactive 3D applications and video games.
  • ESPRIT - high-performance, full-spectrum, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) system for a full range of machine tool applications.
  • Excel 2016  - spreadsheet with calculation, graphing tools, and a macro programming in Visual Basic for Applications.
  • Google Earth Pro - render 3D representations of Earth based on satellite imagery.
  • Illustrator - vector graphics editor.
  • InDesign - desktop publishing application.
  • JAWS - computer screen reader for the visually impaired. Installed on Computer 3 only.
  • Lightroom - image organization and manipulation.
  • Lockdown Browser - also know as Respondus Lockdown Browser. Used to administer online test securely.
  • Maya - create interactive 3D applications, including video games, animated film, TV series, or visual effects.
  • Muse - website builder that allows designers to create fixed, fluid, and adaptive websites without having to write any code.
  • OneNote 2016 - for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration.
  • Photoshop - raster (photograph)
  • Premiere Pro - timeline-based video editing.
  • ProDoc Legal Forms - for generation and completion of legal forms. Installed on Computers 5-8 only.
  • Publisher 2016 - desktop publishing application.
  • Read & Write 11 Gold Edition - tools for better interaction with documents and web pages.
  • SketchUp Make - wide range of applications such as architectural, interior design, landscape, and more.
  • SkyGazer - explore constellations and other astrological bodies. Installed on Computers 9 & 10 only.
  • Word 2016 - word processing program.

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