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iPads are portable tablet computers with touchscreens. iPads use the Apple iOS operating system which use apps instead of programs. They are ideal for browsing the internet, checking e-mail or watching YouTube.

Available at: All library locations

Note: iPads at Central Library are available for children only


Apps and Features

  • Apple (Camera, iMovie, Maps, Music, Photos, Safari Internet Browser)
  • Library (Freegal Music, Libby, RBdigital)
  • Various Games

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How to Use an iPad in the Library

  • You must have a library card to borrow an iPad.
  • Request an iPad at the Information Desk. You may borrow up to 2 iPads per card at a time.
  • iPads can be used in the library for 1 hour. No renewals and no holds.
  • A replacement fee will apply to lost or damaged devices.

Wireless Printing

You can print wirelessly from an iPad.

Black and white: $0.15 per page
Colour: $0.50 per page


iPad Resources

Not sure where to start with iPads?



Nick Vandome
Edward C. Baig and Bob...
Drew Provan
Roger Laing
Studio Visual Steps
David Pogue
Jeff Carlson



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