Loaner iPads

Loaner iPads

Eligibility UCSF only

UCSF personnel and students with a current Library Borrower Account are eligible to borrow iPads. Borrowers agree to assume responsibility for borrowed iPads and agree to pay any fees incurred for damages sustained while the iPad is in their possession. Borrowers must adhere to the Rules of Use.

Borrow/Renew/Holds

Check iPad Availability

iPads may be borrowed from the Parnassus Library Service Desk (main floor) during regular hours and are loaned on a first-come, first-served basis. To see if one is available, check the UCSF Library Catalog, call (415) 476-2336, or visit the Service Desk in person.

If all iPads are checked out, you may place a hold on the next available item. There are no advance reservations allowed.

iPads are loaned for a 2-week period and may be renewed once. To request a renewal within 5 days of the due date, log into the UCSF Library Catalog, call (415) 476-2336, or visit the Service Desk in person.

Equipment

iPad kits include an iPad with cover (16GB, wi-fi only), power adapter, VGA adapter, stylus, and carrying case.

Additional equipment available for check out includes Bluetooth keyboards and adapter kits (includes HDMI, USB, and SC card adapters).

Rules of Use

General Rules

Checkout, Renewal, and Holds

  • iPads may be borrowed from the Service Desk during regular hours.
  • Users are not allowed to borrow more than 1 iPad at a time.
  • Checkout periods are 2 weeks. 
  • iPads may be renewed for an additional checkout period if no other user has placed a hold. To request a renewal within 5 days of the due date, log into the UCSF Library Catalog, call (415) 476-2336, or visit the Service Desk in person.
  • There are no advance reservations, but you may place a hold if all iPads are checked out.
  • Late return of an iPad will result in an immediate block of borrowing privileges; fees may be assessed and loss of iPad borrowing privileges may result.

Use of iPads

  • Users are responsible for making sure that the iPad does not get damaged, lost, or stolen while it is checked out to them. For details, see Fees for Damage.
  • Apps and content may be loaded on the iPad using your own accounts. When an iPad is returned, all data and settings will be wiped from the device.
  • Users are responsible for any violations of the Information Security Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines and all other applicable UC policies, State or Federal laws or contractual agreements.
  • The UCSF Library assumes no responsibility for any problems that the iPad may cause to any other equipment to which the iPad is connected.
  • A list of installed apps is available in the Mobile Resources Guide.

iPad use is a privilege that can be revoked if the service is abused.

More Information

Questions? Contact the Service Desk by email or by calling (415) 476-2336.