Danbury Library patrons can now check out iPads. The The Library has started circulating 9 iPads to adult cardholders who are at least eighteen years old. Digital Services Librarian Katherine Chung says the lending period is one week and check outs are available to one per household at a time.
Checkouts and returns are completed in the library’s Technology Center.
The tablets come pre-loaded with applications that include Overdrive, Hoopla, Freegal, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, along with photography services such as Clone Camera, Photoshop Mix and Photoshop Express and productivity apps that include Excel, Word and Keynote.
The iPads are protected by so-called "survivor cases", but Chung is asking that people treat thetablets like their own. If they are lost or completely damaged, the patron will be responsbile for the cost of replacement.
The Danbury Library children’s department, through funding from the FRIENDS of the Danbury Library, now has brightly colored Crayola kiosks that hold eight iPads kids can use to access over fifty educational applications.