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Engineering Library Instruction Center (ELIC)

Information about the Engineering Library Instruction Center (ELIC), a computer lab on the 3rd floor of the Engineering Library. Software is provided and maintained by the College of Engineering.


The ELIC is a fully wired computer lab, open for use by students/faculty/staff during all hours the library is open, except when reserved by Engineering Library staff for instructional use. A current student/staff/faculty UW NetID is required to log into the computers.


The ELIC is located in Room 310, on the third floor of the Engineering Library.


Priority for use is given to Engineering Library staff for instructional use. It can not be reserved for other uses.
Computers are available for open use any time the lab is not reserved.

Rules for Use

Those using the ELIC must abide by UW-IT Appropriate Use of UW Resources as well as the University Libraries' Computer Use Policy and must vacate the lab when it is reserved for instructional use.


  • For questions or problems with the software on the ELIC machines, contact: help@engr.washington.edu
  • For hardware issues, please alert an Engineering Library staff member or email: englib@uw.edu

Equipment and Software

The ELIC has 17 workstations plus one instructor station with a projector. There are also 3 flatbed scanners available with UW NetID login.

Software installed on the computers in the Engineering Library Instruction Center (ELIC) includes:

Windows 10 Enterprise

Adobe Reader DC


    • 3DS Max 2022
    • AutoCAD 2022
    • Civil3D 2020
    • Inventor Professional 2022
    • Maya 2022

Edge, Chrome & Firefox



Labview 2018

Maple 2020

Mathematica 12.1

Microsoft Office 365


OPUS 7.5



R 4.1.1

Simio 10

Solidworks 2021

Star-CCM+ 13.04.011

Tecplot 360EX and Chorus 2021R1

Visual Studio Code

VLC Media Player







list (updated 10/2021)