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Marston Science Library : iPads for Loan

60 iPads for Checkout @ Marston Science Library


Marston Science Library has 30 iPad 4s and 30 iPad Airs available for checkout at the 2nd floor Circulation Desk.


  • iPad 4s may be checked out for a period of seven days.
  • Request an iPad at the Circulation Desk; iPads are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • iPads loans may be renewed if another iPad is available. 




PreConfigured Apps list

Marston Science Library iPads are pre-configured with a set of apps selected by UF Student Government and UF Librarians. These apps were selected to help you in writing papers, conducting research and other classroom activities.

Load Your Own Apps:
You may also download and use your own apps, pictures, music, videos and other content on a library iPad, while you have it checked out.
 Please save your work before you return the iPad to the library, as it will be wiped clean and restored to the state it was in when you checked it out. 

iOS Pre-Loaded/Default Apps:
App Store, Calendar, Contacts, iTunes, Mail, Maps, Notes, Photos, Photobooth, Safari, Videos, and Clock.

Apps Selected by UF Student Government & UF Libraries and Pre-Loaded:

Google Search


UF IT News




UF Libraries
UF Library West


The Loop


UF Mobile




Whiteboard Lite

Free Spreadsheet


Tutor Matching

Wolfram Alpha

gFlash Pro




FREE Tutoring
Services @ UF: 
Teaching Ctr)




About Our iPads

These iPads were purchased with funds from the UF Student Technology Fee so they're restricted to use by students currently enrolled at the University of Florida. 

Model Information
iPad4, Wi-Fi, 16GB - 7 day loan

iPad Air, Wi-Fi - 4 hour loan

Checkout Package Includes

7 Day Loan:

  • Charger
  • iPad-to-USB cable
  • Carrying case

Login to Your Personal iTunes Account

Sign into your own iTunes account and install and use your favorite apps, docs, and media on the Marston Science Library iPads. If you don't have an iTunes account or AppleID, you can learn how to create one here:

Upon return to the Marston Science Library circulation desk, all iPads will be swept clean of any documents, apps, pictures, or other things that you have added. Please remember to save any work, photos, and/or videos to your computer before returning the iPad.

Connecting the Bluetooth Keyboard

To connect the keyboard:

  • On the ipad go to Settings --> Bluetooth and turn Bluetooth on.
  • Press the power button on the keyboard to make sure it is on.
  • Press the button underneath the power button that looks like <...> to make the iPad "see" the keyboard.
  • On the keyboard type in the 4 digit code that the iPad provides and press enter. 

What Can You Do on an iPad?


How to Access the UF Wireless on iPads:

How to set up Microsoft Exchange Email on iPads:

How to create an iTunes Account/AppleID: 

iPad Checkout Policies (the fine print)

  • Fines for the iPad and accessories are $10.00 per day up to a maximum of $100.00 at which time the item is considered lost.
  • Per Marston Science Library policy, you agree to assume full financial responsibility for any damage, loss, or theft for any iPad and accompanying accessories checked out to you, during the time that it is checked out to you.
  • There is a $800.00 replacement charge for iPads damaged or considered lost.  There is a $50.00 replacement charge for accessories (lost cables, charger, or case). There is a $150.00 replacement charge for damaged or lost Bluetooth keyboards.
  • Library privileges will be blocked if the iPad is not returned on time. 
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