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iPads at the Library: Basics

This guide is intended to provide VCC students and employees with information about borrowing and using iPads.

What do you get?

When you borrow the iPad you get the following items:

  • The iPad (iPad 9.7, iPad 10.2)
  • power charger to recharge the iPad

You must return all items when you bring back the iPad.

iPads with chargers.

Apple Apps

Browse all categories of apps on the Apple website.  You can find descriptions of the newest and most popular apps.  There is a large selection of work, entertainment, social media apps.  Some apps are free but others you must pay for.

Variety of app icons in the App Store.


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iPads (iPad 9.7", iPad 10.2", iPad Pro) available for loan @ VCC

VCC Library now has iPads available for loan to students and employees at Broadway and Downtown campus Libraries:

  • iPads 9.7" (5th generation)
  • iPads 10.2" (9th generation)
  • iPad Pro (Downtown campus Library only)

Additional accessories (to borrow separately):



Student carrying an iPad

What is an iPad?

The iPad is a small handheld tablet computer made by Apple.  The iPad has a touch sensitive screen with a virtual keyboard; you can scroll down a page, zoom in and out and open links - all by tapping the screen with your fingers.  You can use the iPad to surf the Web, listen to music, check your email, take pictures, record videos, play games and edit documents.

What can it do?

You can use the iPad to do many things, including:

  • Create Word documents, spreadsheets and presentations
  • Surf the Web and check your email
  • Listen to music and podcasts
  • Read e-books
  • Watch videos
  • Edit pictures

In addition to these basic functions, you can also load apps onto the iPad.  Apps stand for applications - basically programs that allow you to do specific tasks like watch videos or edit pictures.  Some popular apps are YouTube, Google Search and Skype.  Browse the apps pre-loaded onto the library iPad on the apps page.

How can I borrow one?

VCC students and employees can borrow an iPad at the Service Desk of the Broadway campus and Downtown campus libraries.  Bring your library card or a picture ID.

Can I reserve one?

iPads are first-come first-served. Contact the Service Desk for more details.

How long can I keep it?

The loan period is 4 weeks, with no renewals, and you must wait one day before borrowing again.

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