Borrow an iPad for Free!

Did you know that the library has iPads you can borrow for free? With these iPads we have a variety of apps already installed so you can access the library’s many eresources, such as audiobook/ebook apps – Libby and BorrowBox, and film streaming apps Kanopy and Beamafilm. You can also use the iPads for any other general use, like checking your socials, art projects or taking photos! It is also a great way to try out having an iPad before you make the big commitment of buying one.

Loans are for 3 weeks and can be booked in advance. They are available from any of the follow library branches:

CBD – Te Awe Library (Brandon Street)
Johnsonville Library 
Mervyn Kemp Library (Tawa)
Karori Library
Ruth Gotlieb Library (Kilbirnie)
Newtown Library
Miramar Library

You can also book a 30-minute session to learn how to use the iPad or learn from one of the many books available in our catalogue:

iPad and iPad Pro / McFedries, Paul
“Dummies has got you covered, with iPad & iPad Pro 2022-2023 For Dummies. We offer a step-by-step guide to iPad maintenance, operation, and personalization, so you can figure out your new device quickly and spend your time doing the fun stuff. Get acquainted with the basics of using and customizing your iPad or iPad Pro. D Grab this full-color guide and get iPaddling!” (Adapted from Catalogue)

iPad : portable genius / McFedries, Paul
“A practical, easy to read guide to getting the most out of your iPad. Written in a clear, no-nonsense style, this full-color resource describes the tips and tricks you may not discover on your own. You’ll find helpful information about the most commonly used features, along with techniques that can help you do better things faster. With coverage of the latest iOS and the newer-generation iPad Air, this book is a handy reference for any iPad user.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Make great art on your iPad : tools, tips, and tricks for using Adobe Photoshop Sketch, Procreate, ArtRage, and many more / Jardine, Alison
“Fully revised to reflect the latest updates in the most popular creativity apps, this is the original, best-selling guide to using creative apps on your Apple device. You’ll master the most popular art apps, and you will learn new painting and drawing skills along the way. Includes advice on using Procreate, ArtRage, Art Studio for iPad, Adobe Photoshop Sketch, Pen & Ink, Brushes and Tayasui Sketches Pro.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

iPad for seniors / Spivey, Dwight
“This handy guide to the even handier iPad has all the latest updates for the newest version of the famous tablet and its operating system. Want to talk to Siri? Check this guide. Want to find where those cute photos of your grandkids went? We’ve got you covered.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

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