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How to borrow iPad from the Library

Who can borrow an iPad?

Current Douglas College faculty and staff with no outstanding liabilities of $10.00 or more may borrow iPads from the Library Equipment Desks at both campuses. iPads are available on a first-come, first-served basis. They may also be reserved in advance.

Can students borrow an iPad?

Students can borrow iPad 2 and iPads Mini but not iPads 4. In addition, college employees and current students can borrow laptops and eBook Readers. You can check their availability in the Library Catalogue.

How many and what kind?

Each campus library has four 16GB iPads 4 with Retina display and one 16 GB iPad Mini. There is also one iPad 2 at the New Westminster campus. Each iPad comes with a keyboard, carry case, power cord, USB power adaptor and Lightning to USB cable.

Additional equipment available for check out includes iPad’s pencils, Mac Lightning to VGA and Mac Lightning Digital AV Adaptors (for both iPad 4 and iPad mini).

How long can I keep an iPad?

iPads 4 can be borrowed for 7 days. iPads Mini and iPad 2 are 24-hour loans. Starting January 2019, no renewals are allowed. With questions please contact New Westminster (604-527-5568) or Coquitlam (604-777-6130) campus library.

iPads must be returned during service hours at the same desk where they were borrowed. Late return of an iPad may result in a loss of iPad borrowing privileges.

Is an iPad available now?

You can see the current status of the iPads 4, iPads Mini or iPad 2 in the library catalogue.

Who is responsible for damage/loss/theft?

Borrowers assume full financial responsibility for theft, loss or damage of the iPads while in their care. If iPad not returned to the library or returned damaged beyond repair, the borrower will be charged the cost of full replacement plus $20 processing fee.

What applications installed on the iPads?

iPads have all built-in apps (Safari, Mail, iBooks, Photos, FaceTime, Maps, Messages, Calendar, Reminders, App Store, iTunes, etc.) plus the additional few apps from the App Store (see Installed Apps page for the details).

If you'd like to download more apps, you can go to Settings > Store > Sign Out, and sign in with your own Apple ID, which you can create if you don't already have one. You can use App Store to find more apps. However library is not responsible for moving or storing your apps and they will be deleted upon the return of the iPad.

What if I left any information on the iPad?

The borrower is responsible for deleting any personal information that may have been added to the iPad while in his/her possession before the device is returned to the library. To do this, go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase all content and settings. Please be aware that the college security policy states that you should not download college data to the iPad.

Each iPad will be restored to a default setting upon each check in, deleting all data from the previous user. The Library is not responsible for anything you leave on Library equipment.

How do I log into the network?

Your Outlook username and password credential is also your Douglas College wireless credential. Please see CEIT – College Network Access (CNA) page for more information.

How do I get help?

Please consult Apple’s User Guide for the information on how to use iPad. Some specific questions about iPads might be answered by Debra Flewelling (Emerging Technologies Librarian) or Olga Kalachinskaya (Systems & Access Services Librarian). Hardware or software problems should be directed to the Equipment Desk at either campus library.

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700 Royal Avenue
New Westminster, BC