All Concordia students (excluding Continuing Education students), faculty members and staff with no outstanding fines or liabilities of $5.00 or more may borrow a tablet.
A fine of $10 per day is imposed for the late return of a tablet. For more information, see the Policy on Overdue and Lost Material (pdf).
Tablets are available during service hours from the Circulation Desk at both libraries.
Tablets can be borrowed for 3 days. Renewals and reservations are not permitted.
Tablets must be returned, during service hours, in person at the same desk where they were borrowed.
You may leave the library with a borrowed tablet. Many buildings on both campuses provide access to the Concordia wireless network.
Here is the current status:
The person who checked out the tablet is responsible for returning the tablet in good condition. In case of damage, theft or loss, the user will be charged the cost of full replacement. Do not under any circumstances leave a tablet unattended.
If the tablet is not returned, damaged, or if parts are missing, sanctions will be applied in accordance with the Libraries' Policy on Overdue and Lost Material (pdf):
It is the responsibility of a user to remove any personal information before returning the tablet to the library. To do this, go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase all content and settings.
125 - 16GB Wi-Fi iPads are available for loan:
All loans include carry case and a 2-piece charge cord. All tablets come with selected applications. You are free to purchase and load applications from your own personal iTunes account.
For a list of suggested applications to please see our Mobile Apps web page.
Tablets have all built-in apps (Safari, Mail, iBooks, Photos, FaceTime, Maps, Messages, Calendar, Reminders, App Store, iTunes, etc.) plus the iWorks Suite of productivity apps (Pages - for word processing, Numbers - for spreadsheets, and Keynote - for presentations).
If you'd like to download more apps, such as Skype, 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) at: https://appleid.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MyAppleId.woa/wa/createAppleId
For information on how to log into the network from a tablet, consult our page on the wi-fi network.
You are expected to be self-directed in your use of the tablet. It is assumed that you will be familiar with the iOS, iTunes and the Apps Store.
Hardware or software problems should be directed to the Circulation Desk at either library.
Help with the use of library resources is available at the Reference Desk.
The tablets are loaned with a power adapter and a USB charge cord.
PLEASE NOTE - Do not attempt to plug in a tablet with your own power adapter as this will damage the battery and the tablet.
It is not currently possible to print from the tablet on the library printers.
When you return the tablet at the circulation desk, with the assistance of a staff member, you will erase all content and settings. To keep your files, you will have to email them to yourself or use an online storage app such as Dropbox.
Also note that in each productivity app there is the option to email the document to yourself.
iWork examples (Pages, Keynote, Numbers):
In order to email yourself the documents you have worked on, you will need to have your email set up on the tablet. You will find the email app (simply called Mail) in the Communications folder:
The app will ask you to identify your e-mail service. Once selected, simply enter your name, email address, and password, then hit “Next”. It will take a minute or two and then you should be able to see your inbox.