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.
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).
- iPads are for use by UCSF personnel and students with current Library Borrower Accounts only.
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.
Questions? Contact the Service Desk by email or by calling (415) 476-2336.