Adobe Creative Cloud: College Computers

The following article applies to College computers. For personal devices, see Adobe Creative Cloud: Personal Devices.

Create an Adobe ID

Warning: Required step

To access Adobe products, you will need an Adobe ID.

Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore students

Create a free Adobe ID.

Faculty & Staff

Contact the Help Desk to get a federated Adobe ID, associated with your College email address.

Access by device type

Public and lab computers

Adobe Creative Cloud applications are pre-installed on these devices.

  1. Open Adobe Creative Cloud
    • Windows (): click the Windows Search Bar
    • macOS (): click Finder and open the Applications folder
  2. Login with your Adobe ID of choice.
    • Federated Adobe ID: College email and password
    • Free Adobe ID: email and password used when creating the account
  3. Open the Adobe program you'd like to use

More information: No Adobe ID?

Don't have an Adobe ID? Follow the instructions above to create one!

Faculty and staff computers

Open Adobe Creative Cloud

Windows (

macOS (

adobe creative cloud desktop interface

Install new software

  1. Open Adobe Creative Cloud
  2. On the left-hand pane, click All apps
  3. Scroll to find your desired app and click Install

Update existing software

  1. Open Adobe Creative Cloud
  2. On the left-hand pane, click Updates
  3. Click Update All


If you have any additional questions or problems, don't hesitate to reach out to the Help Desk!

Phone: 610-526-7440 | Library and Help Desk hours
Email: help@brynmawr.eduService catalog
Location: Canaday Library 1st floor