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Ethnic Studies Library Guide to Online Resources: Technology and Software

Technology and Software

Technology and Software

Art by Monica Trinidad

Software for the UC Berkeley Campus

As a UC Berkeley campus member, you are eligible to download many software for free including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud and more. Visit to view the full catalog or find IT support!

Student Technology Fund Laptop and WiFi Hotspot Lending Program

UC Berkeley's response to the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically amplified the critical role that technology plays in the student experience.  Students need access to technology to support and engage in the online learning environment, and an increasingly online community environment. 

In March 2020, the Student Technology Fund (STF) offered the University emergency funding to rapidly deploy solutions that immediately benefit students.  In addition, the STF funded and, together with the Chief Technology Officer(link is external) and other campus partners(link is external), mobilized this emergency response to students' need for laptops and WiFi hotspots.


As of March 2020, Zoom Licensed/Pro accounts (without add-ons) are now available for faculty, staff, and graduate student instructors due to instructional resilience coverage, free of charge. Click Sign In to get an account immediately.