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iPads Available 1/21/14 at MPAL

Did you know that the Music & Performing Arts Library now has iPads available to check out? (Starting 1/21/14) Well, we do!

Starting Spring semester 2014, MPAL will circulate 5 iPads that are pre-loaded with apps. These are available for check out by all i-card holders for one week. All you need to do is go to the MPAL circulation desk with your i-card ready, ask for an iPad, and fill out the form. Yes, it's that easy to have an iPad! Feel free to take it to class, use it in the practice room, or play with it at home! Some of the apps that are on the iPads include:

  • Beatwave
  • Compass 2g
  • Dropbox
  • Google Drive
  • Groove Maker
  • InsTuner
  • Metronome+
  • NPR Music
  • Pandora
  • Pocket Salsa
  • Shakespeare
  • VEVO
  • Plus many more, and more to come!

These iPads do have several restrictions put on them for security reasons (both yours and the library's), so there are a few things you can and can't do. For more information about this, some helpful tips for using the iPads, additional policies, and a complete list of pre-loaded apps, check out the MPAL Loanable iPads LibGuide.

We'd like your feedback about how useful the iPad was and whether any of the current settings made the iPad less useful for you. You can fill out the brief feedback form that is included in the case, or, you can send an email to us and share your thoughts.


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