Software Overview

Faculty, staff and students are eligible to access software resources for academic pursuits, research endeavors, and administrative business processes at Northeastern University.

The university Software Policy governs the acquisition and use of software.

For more information, see the following pages.

Featured Software

Access for Individual Use

Software Acquisition & Distribution


Also look through the Free and Discounted Software link on the myNEU portal, which provides access to Kivuto’s library. NOTE: Unless otherwise stated in pages above, the availability of individual software titles in Kivuto is not through a Northeastern license or agreement, and is therefore subject to change at any time.


If you have any questions or need assistance, contact the ITS Service Desk at 617.373.4357 (xHELP) or

Specialized software services include consultation, research, and recommendations for software titles, assistance with purchasing, licensing, and distribution of software, and compliance with license and copyright laws. To request software services, submit a Software Licensing and Distribution request through the ServiceNow portal (sign-in may be required).

Updated July 2017