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Getting Started with LibraryApps: Home

This guide provides information on what LibraryApps is, how users can request access, and where to get help.

About LibraryApps

LibraryApps is a virtual desktop environment provided by Yale Library to facilitate computing for researchers. It provides access to a Windows based environment containing Yale licensed software.  

Technical specs:

  • 24 virtual CPUs
  • 224 GB RAM
  • Tesla M60 GPU
  • 512GB SSD for the operating system and staging


You cannot store data on this environment.   You can map to a Storage@Yale location, OneDrive, or other web based storage.  Contact ITS for storage questions and solutions. 

Number of Users:  

YaleLibraryApps supports up to 10 concurrent users. 


Scheduled maintenance occurs on the first Sunday of each month between 6-10 am ET.  Hardware and software will be updated periodically.  We will make every effort to inform connected users if the service needs to be restarted. 

How to Access YaleLibraryApps

Requesting access:  Please use this form 


Logging in:  From the Remote Desktop application, select the LibraryApps icon.

Logging out:  Please disconnect from LibraryApps when you are not running a program.

disconnecting from VDI


Data Collections Librarian

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Barbara Esty
Yale University Library
Data-Intensive Social Science Center
85 Trumbull St.

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