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iPad loan policy



  • iPads can be checked out from the Art + Architecture Library by Virginia Tech faculty, students, and staff with a current Hokie Passport, who maintain a valid library account in good standing, and who read, agree to, and sign the iPad Loan Agreement.
  • The user's Hokie Passport must be presented to the circulation staff each time a laptop is borrowed.
  • The Loan Agreement must be read and signed each time an iPad is borrowed. Only one iPad can be checked out per person.  Under no circumstances will a user be allowed to check out an iPad for another person.

Loan period

  • iPads can be checked out from the Virginia Tech Art + Architecture Library circulation desk during regular operating hours.
  • The loan period is 4 days  for students and staff, 5 days for faculty.
  • iPads are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. The Art + Architecture Library cannot guarantee that an iPad will be available. iPads can be renewed once, but must be renewed in person at the Library circulation desk. There is a 24-hour turnaround time for maintenance on returned iPads.
  • All iPads must be returned to the Art + Architecture Library circulation desk. Please do not return them to Newman Library, Vet Med Library, or place them in campus drop boxes.

Fines and Damages

  • A $15.00 late fee will be assessed for each day  or portion thereof that the iPad is returned past its due date. Fines will be recorded on the borrower’s library record and may result in borrowing and registration restrictions.
  • iPads must be checked out up and dropped off during regular business hours at the Art + Architecture Library circulation desk. iPads cannot be returned to Newman or Vet Med libraries or placed in campus dropboxes.
  • The working condition of the iPad will be assessed before checkout and upon its return.  Users are responsible for damage to and/or loss or theft of loaned units. Users are required to report any problems experienced with the iPad during their borrowing period.
  • The replacement cost for a lost, stolen, or damaged iPad is $800. If an iPad is 3 days overdue, it is considered lost or stolen, and the borrower will be charged for its replacement.
  • A charge of $40.00 will be assessed for each lost power cord and adapter, camera connection kit, or VGA Adapter; $20 for a lost stylus; $50 for a lost case. Damage charges will be assessed based on the actual repair costs.

Personal Data and Information

  • The iPads have 64gb of internal memory and are equipped with WiFi which can be accessed through the borrower’s university wireless account. The iPad comes with a suite of preloaded sample files and applications, but users may sync additional data and applications, with the understanding that all data will be wiped and replaced with the standard preloaded files and apps when the iPad is returned to the Art + Architecture Library.
  • Any additional apps or media  purchased by the borrower during the loan period must be done with the borrower’s own funds, and is not the responsibility of the Library.
  • Any data or documents saved to the iPad by the patron during the loan period will be permanently erased during the restore process.

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