Information Services Division


How to Borrow a MapInfo Licence

This guide explains how to Borrow a MapInfo licence downloaded from UCL Software Database.

This guide is aimed at...

  • Students
  • Staff
  • IT Administrators
  • SLMS staff
  • Researchers

Before you start...

Ensure you have Installed and activated the software following the Install MapInfo Guide.

You must be connected to the UCL network either within UCL or use the VPN connection if off site to borrow a licence.

Once you have borrowed a licence you do not need to be connected to the UCL network unless you need to re borrow.


  1. Load up MapInfo
  2. Click on Help, Licensing, Borrow a Licence
  3. Enter the number of days you need to borrow a licence to work away from UCL. (We recommend no more than 30 days)

  4. MapInfo will confirm the date when your borrow licence will stop.

  5. To Return a licence click Help, Licensing, Return Borrowed Licence
  6. If you would like to return click Ok.

  7. You will be informed the licence has been returned.

  8. To re borrow the licence follow the steps again.

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