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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

Please use this form to request access.

Resources & Help

Data Librarian

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Barbara Esty
Yale University Library
Office: Rosenkranz Hall (RKZ) 03