Software Acquisition is located in Room 033 of the R.B. House Undergraduate Library, near the Information Technology Response Center. Its hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Software pickup hours are 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Please visit the following URL http://software.unc.edu/about/contact/ to obtain more information on how to contact the ITS Software Acquisition Office.

The Software Acquisition Office can only accept departmental account numbers. They cannot accept checks, credit cards, or cash.

ITS Software Acquisition Office has been in operation since January, 1995. Our office provides a single, centralized point of contact where up-to-date information about all current software purchasing agreements may be obtained. Procedures for obtaining software will vary depending on the license agreement.

The Software Acquisition Office’s goals are to:

  • Negotiate/maintain campus wide license agreements
  • Investigate new campus wide license agreements
  • Provide contract administration for campus wide license agreements
  • Provide a central point for receipt of software releases
  • Provide a central distribution point for campus wide license and software

It may take from 2 days to one week for the office to fill your order for internally-duplicated or loaner media. Orders are processed on a first come first serve basis. You will be notified BY EMAIL when your order is ready for pickup.

From http://software.unc.edu/, select either the Faculty/Staff OnLine Ordering or the Student OnLine Ordering link. This provides information about how to place your order.

Some products available through Software Acquisition time out annually. For information on which products fall into this category link to the specific product pages located off of the Available Software page at http://software.unc.edu/software/. You will need to obtain renewal information from the Software Acquisition office in order to keep the software from expiring. Depending on the product, you may also need to pay a renewal license fee.

Visit http://software.unc.edu/software/ for a list of available software. From that page you may link to pages containing more detailed information about each product. If the software you are interested in is NOT listed on this page then it is NOT currently available for distribution via ITS Software Acquisition.

Shareware software applications are available at the UNC-CH Shareware Distribution web site, shareware.unc.edu. You may need to use your Onyen and password in order to download some of the software.