- Libraries & Spaces
The Gelardin New Media Center's primary goal for our iPad lending pilot is to recommend mobile apps that increase productivity, foster creativity, improve teaching and facilitate the research process.
Any Georgetown faculty, student or staff with a valid GoCard can now borrow an iPad from the Gelardin New Media Center in Lauinger Library for a loan period of one week.
Note: There is a 28-day checkout limit per semester.
What's in the iPad Kit?
We have various iPad kits which include either the 2nd generation, 3rd generation, 4th generation, or iPad Air. Each kit includes an iPad, Otterbox casing, and a charger.
Reserving an iPad
To reserve an iPad, call 202-687-7410 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please tell us when you would like to pick it up (the day and time) when we are open. Based on availability, we will confirm the reservation by email.
Borrowing an iPad
iPads are available for checkout from the Gelardin New Media Center Service Desk (1st floor) Lauinger Library on a first-come, first-served basis and may be borrowed for up to 2 weeks. To borrow an iPad, you must have a valid GoCard.
You are responsible for loss, theft, or damage to the iPad and accessories. The iPad must be returned to the New Media Center Service Desk during the hours we are open.
Using Pre-installed Apps
The Gelardin New Media Center has installed and grouped applications on this iPad. Just tap on any “app” group and app you wish to use.
Updating Pre-installed Apps
You will not be able to update an app already installed on the iPad. If an update is necessary, come back to the Gelardin New Media Center for assistance.
Installing New Apps
You will need to have an Apple ID to install new apps.
Want to see a new app added to our iPads?
Please fill out our brief survey to recommend a preinstalled app!
Before returning this iPad, you will need to delete content that you’ve downloaded or synced. To do so, use the following steps.
Adding and Removing Apple ID
Fines and Fees
Late return of iPads is $5.00 per HOUR. There has been an extremely positive response to the iPad loans resulting in back-to-back reservations several months into the future. For this reason, we need to get iPads back when they are due so that other users are not inconvenienced.
Users will be assessed a fine equal to the replacement cost if the iPad is lost, stolen, or not returned. Damage charges will be assessed based on the actual repair cost.
User Group Application
The iPad user group meets regularly to assess iPad use on campus. You can apply to the user group by clicking here.
App descriptions come from the App Store and with permission from MIT's iPad LibGuide.