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Software Download Site

  • Berkeley Lab IT provides access to the most commonly used software at the Lab for purchase and download at To access you will need LDAP Credentials a Lab Project/Activity; DOE serial number of computer or serial # used to identify the machine as well as an identified Approver. Each software is purchased individually. 

License Types

Free, Open-source

Many popular applications are open-source. While many of these products are available through, some downloads are just links to the product pages.

Some open-source licenses may not be completely free and may be restricted from use in commercial settings. Always review the license terms before installing an app that is not downloaded from

Site Licenses

Berkeley Lab IT provides many essential tools free-of-charge to the Lab community. This includes critical security products like anti-virus and anti-malware, IT management tools like BigFix.


Each user's license is only valid for a fixed period of time, after which it must be renewed in order to continue using the product. These licenses typically include all upgrades during the license term. Typically all the subscriptions of a specific license expire on the same date and new users may not get a full term of use before being charged for renewal. Here is a listing of current subscription license offerings available

License DescriptionTermCurrent Pricing
National Instruments - Control Test Bundle4/1/20-3/31/21$1162.78
Adobe Creative Cloud Full Suite5/29/20-5/28/21$838.65
Adobe Creative Cloud Illustrator5/29/20-5/28/21
Adobe Creative Cloud Photoshop5/29/20-5/28/21
Adobe Creative Cloud Dreamweaver5/29/20-5/28/21
Adobe Creative Cloud DC ProPlus5/29/20-5/28/21
Wolfram Mathematica3/1/20-2/28/21$438.50
Smartsheet Business License8/23/20 - 8/22/21


Microsoft 365 Apps Enterprise5/1/20-4/30/21


Lucid Chart8/16/20-8/15/21$139.00


Indefinite use of a specific version of a given software product. Upgrades are available if maintenance is purchased with the software. Outside of termination, these licenses are available after a single payment. Examples of perpetual licenses on the download site are listed below:

License DescriptionCurrent Pricing
Microsoft Office 2019$276.09
OriginLab Origin Pro w/1 YR maintenance$1525
TechSmith Camtasia/Snagit Bundle Camtasia 18/Snagit 19



Requesting New Software

If there are software applications that you need, but which are not available through, you may have to purchase it directly by submitting a requisition through the Lab's procurement office.

If there is a wider need for an application, IT may be able to make it available for purchase on To request an application to be added, please contact the licensing team at l[email protected].

Acceptable Use of Software

Software licensed to LBNL is for the Lab's business purposes.   Incidental use of such software is permitted to the extent allowed under the Acceptable Use of Information Technology policy.  

Some site-licensed software is licensed for home use and can be installed on any machine used for Lab business (e.g. Mathematica, Sophos A/V Home Use).

There are circumstances where LBNL licensed software is purchased for installation on a non-LBNL owned machine. In such cases, line management should approve the installation and the license must be uninstalled and returned when the relationship to LBNL or the business need end.   

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