Since its launch in September 2001, WebStore has become the primary software distribution source for
the University of Illinois. In 2008, campus software distribution Web sites for the Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield campuses consolidated into one – University of Illinois WebStore – making University site- and volume-license discounted software products available to faculty, staff, and students on all three campuses.
Offering over 350 software titles for purchase or download, WebStore strives to provide the software you need at the lowest possible price. To do this,
we negotiate the best prices on site-licensed software and volume purchase contracts and assist in negotiations for departmental licenses and resource-sharing purchases by groups.
In addition to software, WebStore also offers training to improve technology skills and knowledge. Special events with experts from software manufacturers along with learning options (both instructor led and online) offer students opportunities for training that fit their schedule and budget.
Personal vs. Unit Purchase
Personal Purchase software is for personally-owned machines, not University-owned machines. Training offers listed in the Personal Purchase store are for individuals registering for courses that will not be paid for by Univesity funds. All purchases in the Personal Purchase store require a valid credit card for items that are not free.
Unit Purchase software is for University-owned machines. Training offers listed in the Unit Purchase store are for individuals registering for courses that will be paid for by University funds. All purchases in the Unit Purchase store require a Banner Account Number for items that are not free.
It's important to note, some Unit Purchase licenses do allow a second installation on a personal machine.