iPad Checkout at Thomas Cooper Library

Eligibility

Only current faculty, staff and students may check out iPads. Patrons must have a valid library account in good standing and must read, agree to, and sign the iPad Loan Agreement. The iPad Loan Agreement must be read and signed each time an iPad is borrowed. Only one iPad can be checked out per person. Under no circumstances will a user be allowed to check out an iPad for another person.

Loan Period

iPads can be checked out from the Thomas Cooper Library Technology Lounge desk during regular operating hours. The loan period is 3 days for students, 5 days for faculty and staff. iPads are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. The Thomas Cooper Library cannot guarantee that an iPad will be available. iPads can be renewed once, but must be renewed in person at the Technology Lounge. There is a 24-hour turnaround time for maintenance on returned iPads. All iPads must be returned to the Technology Lounge desk during staffed operating hours.

Fines and Damages

A $15.00 late fee will be assessed for each day or portion thereof that the iPad is returned past its due date. Fines will be recorded on the borrower's library record and may result in borrowing and registration restrictions. The working condition of the iPad will be assessed before checkout and upon its return. Users are responsible for damage to and/or loss or theft of loaned units. Users are required to report any problems experienced with the iPad during their borrowing period.

The replacement cost for a lost, stolen, or damaged iPad is $600. A charge of $40.00 will be assessed for each lost power cord and adapter; $50 for a lost case. Damage charges will be assessed based on the actual repair costs. If an iPad is 3 days overdue, it is considered lost or stolen, and the borrower will be charged for its replacement. In this case, patron information including location data from the Find My iPad application will be turned over to university police for recovery of the iPad.

Privacy

iPads available for checkout have 16gb of storage and are equipped with WiFi. iPads come with a suite of preloaded sample files and applications, but users may sync additional data and applications, with the understanding that all data will be wiped and replaced with the standard preloaded files and apps when the iPad is returned to the Thomas Cooper Library. Any additional apps or media purchased by the borrower during the loan period must be done with the borrower's own funds, and are not the responsibility of the Library. Any data or documents saved to the iPad by the patron during the loan period will be permanently erased during the restore process.

Included Apps

Adobe Ideas Adobe Ideas Facebook Facebook iPod iPod Quickoffice Pro Quickoffice Pro HD
Adobe Photoshop Express Adobe Photoshop Express Facebook Messenger Facebook
Messenger
iTunes iTunes Remember the Milk Remember
the Milk
AIM AIM Facetime Facetime Keynote Keynote Safari Safari
Angry Birds Angry Birds Find My iPad Find my iPad Kindle Kindle SciVerse ScienceDirect Premium SciVerse
ScienceDirect
Premium
App Store App Store Flipboard Flipboard Mail Mail Shazam Shazam
Biblion Biblion Free Books Free Books Maps Maps Skydrive Skydrive
Bloomberg for iPad Bloomberg
for iPad
Game Center Game Center Meebo Meebo Skype Skype
Brushes Brushes Garage Band Garageband Netflix Netflix The Elements The Elements
Calculator XL Calculator XL GoodReader GoodReader
for iPad
Nook Nook
for iPad
The Weather Channel Max The Weather
Channel Max
Calendar Calendar Google Earth Google Earth Notes Notes Twitter Twitter
Camera+ Camera+ Google Search Google Search Notesy for Dropbox Notesy for Dropbox Videos Videos
Cisco WedEx Meeting Center Cisco WebEx
Meeting Center
Google+ Google+ NPR National
Public Radio
Wikipanion Wikipanion
Contacts Contacts iBooks iBooks Numbers Numbers Wolfram Alpha WolframAlpa
Dictionary.com Dictionary.com HD iCite APA iCite APA Pages Pages Yahoo! Sportacular HD Yahoo!
Sportacular HD
Dragon Dictation Dragon Dictation Internet Movie Database Internet Movie Database Pandora Pandora YouTube Youtube
Dropbox Dropbox iMovie iMovie Photo Booth Photo Booth    
EBSCOhost EBSCOhost inClass inClass Photos Photos    
Evernote Evernote inkling Inkling Pulse News Pulse News
for iPad
   


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