COVID-19 Safety Information

Read&Write for Windows

Students, faculty, and staff may install Read&Write on their Windows computers at no cost by going to the Read&Write website. Please click on the "Try Read&Write" button at the top of the page.

try button
Next, choose Windows from the list of operating systems.

List of operating systems

When asked if you would like to save this file, choose "Save File." Depending on your Internet connection, it then may take 5 to 20 minutes to download the software.

Screenshot of Save File window

Next, open or run the installer. When asked, allow the application to make changes.

Accept the user terms and install the software by hitting the "Accept and Install" button.

Screenshot of Accept and Install window

A purple puzzle piece shortcut will appear on your desktop. Double-click it to open it.

Screenshot of software desktop shortcut

You will be asked to sign in to use the software. This will connect your software with SUNY Cortland's license and allow you to use the software indefinitely, not for merely 30 days. Choose to sign in with Microsoft.

Screenshot of window asking user to sign in

Next, enter your full SUNY Cortland email address, hit "Next," and log in with your Cortland password.

Screenshot of window asking for email address

Hit "Accept" to allow ReadAndWrite to access your Cortland Microsoft credentials.

Screenshot of window asking user to allow Read&Write access to Microsoft profile.

Choose "Yes" to stay signed in whenever using Read&Write.

10 Stay signed in

You're ready to get started! Check out this Quick Reference Guide for the features of each toolbar button and view videos on how to use each feature.

Contact Us

Sue Sprague, Director
Patrick McLorn, Administrative Assistant

Van Hoesen Hall, Room C-17
Fax 607-753-5495
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Jeremy Zhe-Heimerman, Assistant Director
Fahima Aqtar, Graduate Assistant
Amanda Bloom, Graduate Assistant
Memorial Library, Room B-204