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Borrow an iPad

IPad Mini 4

The Library offers iPad Minis for 28-day loans. Place a hold on one using the link below. When you receive an email notification that your iPad is ready for pick up, you can borrow it from the Welcome Desk.

Request an iPad

How to borrow an iPad

1. You Will Need:

  • To be at least 19 years old (photo ID may be required)
  • A valid Library card, in good standing
  • A valid email address and password, so that you can set up an Apple ID to use on the iPad
  • Access to a wireless network (at home or elsewhere) 

2. You Agree To:

  • One iPad per customer
  • Borrow for 28 days (renewals are not permitted)
  • Pay $10 per day on overdue items
  • Return the iPad charged so we can quickly check that it is working
  • Return the iPad to the Welcome Desk ONLY and NOT the return slot
  • Pay recovery costs up to $728 for a lost or damaged iPad, as per the information in the iPad Borrower Agreement

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the iPad work?

The best way to find out is via the Apple iPad information page. You can also learn to use the iPad through tutorials at, free with your NVCL card. We also offer an iPad class.

Are there any apps already available on the iPads you lend?

No. The iPads are loaned out blank so you can choose what to load onto them. Included in the iPad package is a Guide to Apps (PDF), which has a curated list of popular apps, including apps for e-reading (books and magazines), social media, and families.

Can I transfer downloadable books from the Library's online ebook catalogue to my borrowed iPad?

Residents of the City of North Vancouver have access to our Library2Go collection. Just install the Libby app, log in with your NVCL library barcode and PIN, and away you go.

What happens to any personal information I have on the iPad?

Users should delete all content from the iPad before returning it. Please see this Resetting an iPad guide (PF) for help. Once returned, Library staff will reset the unit to factory default settings.

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