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iPad Lending Program in Florida: iPad Guidelines

Mayo Clinic employees and students who are located at the Florida campus may borrow iPads from their campus library.

iPad Guidelines

  1. Only Mayo employees (FTE) or students in the Mayo College of Medicine (Medical School, Graduate School, School of Health Sciences) can borrow an iPad.
  2. The borrower must present a valid Mayo ID badge to check out an iPad.
  3. iPads can only be checked out at the Circulation Desk, Stabile 784N, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. * Please plan for the check out process to take at least 30 minutes.
  4. iPad loan periods are for up to 14 calendar days; they may be renewed twice if there is no one waiting for one. Overdue fees of $5.00 per day will be charged for iPads not returned by their due date. Maximum fine is $100.00. Library users will not be able to check out any library materials until fines have been paid in full.
  5. iPads must be returned to the Circulation Desk, Stabile 784N, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The borrower must remain at the Circulation Desk until all equipment has been checked to make sure that all pieces are accounted for, checked in and cleared from the borrower’s card, and the borrower has signed the agreement and dated it signifying a proper return.
  6. Do not place the iPad in a book drop, A fee of $25.00, in addition to any other accumulated fees or fines, will be charged for this type of return.
  7. An overdue notice will be sent when an iPad is 2 days past its due date; another overdue notice sent 5 days past an iPad’s due date and a BILL STATEMENT will be sent 7 days past the due date. If an iPad is not returned within 3 days from the date of the BILL STATEMENT, the full replacement cost will be added to the cardholder’s library record. If the borrower does not return the iPad, the replacement cost of $200.00 will be payroll deducted.
  8. Be careful with the iPad. Keep it safe from water and other liquids. Take care not to drop it. Avoid exposing the iPad to extreme temperatures such as leaving it in your car in winter or during the heat of the summer.
  9. The iPad Borrowing Agreement must be completed with each checkout, acknowledging financial responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged equipment.
  10. Once the iPad is checked out to a Borrower, it becomes the sole responsibility of that cardholder per the Borrower’s Agreement.
  11. The library reserves the right to update and change this policy at any time without notice. It is the responsibility of the cardholder to read and accept the current version of Borrower Agreement and iPad guidelines.


iPad Content

- Library staff will load content onto the device. Borrowers may purchase and download apps to the device using their own iTunes account.

- United States Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S. Code) prohibits the unauthorized reproductions or distribution of copyrighted materials, except as permitted by the principle of “fair use.” This includes most digital information resources.

- Content will be returned to the library’s default content choices at the end of each checkout. Any content added by the borrower will be deleted. “Content” includes but may not be limited to applications (apps), downloaded materials, such as music, audiobooks or e-books, photos, video recordings, website shortcuts and text files.