Licensed Software Office


Buy Software Online and Download in 4 easy steps!

Login, Shop, Checkout, Download!

The Information Commons Licensed Software Office now has an online store.You must be an active UofT student, faculty or staff member to be eligible to use this service and you must log in from a computer with a UofT IP address. You can pay using a personal credit card and download the software.

Log in to the store with your UTORid and password at

See our list of Available Software and Forms.


UShop Planned Closure for Fiscal Year End

Please be advised that the University of Toronto’s online shopping system, UShop, will be unavailable during our Fiscal Year End system closure from April 25th 2014 at 7:30 pm until May 1st, 2014 at 7:30 am.

Software previously purchased using UShop from the LSO will be accessible for download from


Microsoft Office and Windows

Please see this short tutorial on how staff and faculty can obtain Microsoft Office for their personal workstation and Microsoft Office and Windows for their U of T owned workstation.

For more information on the Microsoft Campus Agreement and other Microsoft products that can be purchased from the LSO please see our Microsoft website.

MATLAB Technical Seminars at U of T

Join us at complimentary MATLAB technical seminars at University of Toronto.  Faculty, staff, researchers and students are all welcome:

Date:                   Thursday, May 15, 2014
Time:                   TBD
Location:             Claude T. Bissell Building, Room 205 (BL 205)          


MATLAB for January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014

Visit the MATLAB description page for full details.
  • Order Online using FIS Accounts: UShop
  • Order Online using credit card and download:
  • or complete one of the following order forms and return it to our office

        New License Order Forms:
New in 2014:
Parallel Computing and Simulink Control Design toolboxes are now included in the TAH package. New licenses can be purchased as a TAH package or MATLAB base on its own. A La Carte toolbox purchases are no longer available for new purchases.

UShop Software Downloads

You are able to download software purchased from the Licensed Software Office rather than having to pick it up in person.

You will purchase software as usual through UShop’s LSO catalogue – then, once you receive your order confirmation, you simply log in to our LSO Software @ UofT website to download the software.

See our tutorial on how to download your software.


Final Transition from FIS paper transactions to UShop

To reduce financial transaction costs to the University of Toronto, the LSO has transitioned FIS payments through paper order form to UShop.

Paper order forms requesting to charge orders to FIS accounts are no longer used. Cash, debit, and credit transactions will continue to be processed as normal. UShop is UofT’s online shopping system through which all faculty and staff with a UShop account can purchase products directly.

About the Licensed Software Office (LSO)

The LSO negotiates and administers software license agreements with many vendors in order to decrease overall software costs to the University. The software can be purchased by UofT students, faculty and staff. However, depending on our agreement with the vendor, not all software is available to everyone.

Hours of Service

Monday – Friday

9:30 am – 5:00 pm

NOTE: Closed for lunch from 12:30 - 1:30

Saturday, Sunday


Robarts Library, 1st Floor
130 St. George Street

Tel: 416 978-4990
Fax: 416 978-7159