Software plays an integral role in fulfilling the Univesity of Pittsburgh's mission of education and higher learning. CSSD provides a wide variety of software titles to students, faculty, and staff through the University's agreements with software vendors. There are several ways you can get software. Learn about our distribution locations, our software update service, rules for software compliance, and guidelines for departments and home use. You can suggest new software, or get additional help with software. We also provide guidelines for avoiding and dealing with harmful software, and help with using the software update service.