iPad Borrowing

By borrowing a Shimberg Library iPad, you are agreeing to the following iPad Borrowing Policy

  • Current USF Health students, faculty and staff only.
  • 24-hour borrowing period with power adapter and cable. No renewal.
  • Patron may borrow only one (1) iPad at a time.
  • Patron who borrowed must be the person who returns it.
  • Must be returned to Library Services Desk at Shimberg Library. Do not place in book drop.
  • Patron can install apps, but is responsible for purchase of app(s) and information that is required to complete the transaction.
  • Library not responsible if patron leaves personal information (usernames, passwords) on iPad.
  • Patron agrees to the collection of demographic data regarding their iPad borrowing.
  • iPads are to be used in accordance with USF Policy 0-502 “Appropriate Use of Information Technology Resources” (http://regulationspolicies.usf.edu/policies-and-procedures/pdfs/policy-0-502.pdf)
  • Patron is responsible for loss/damage of all borrowed items.
  • Library will purchase replacement items. Under no circumstances will the patron be allowed to purchase replacements and give them to the library.
  • Jailbreaking and circumventing security measures are prohibited. A patron found to have done so is responsible for replacement cost and a non-refundable processing fee (see below). Patron will also be blocked from future iPad checkout, and may (at the library director's discretion) be blocked from using other library services.
  • This agreement must be completed once per semester, and is valid for the duration of the current semester (Fall, Spring, or Summer).

Fee schedule and other consequences for loss, damage or failure to return on time

  • If lost or damaged, patron will be billed for replacement at the market price of currently available model (as of June 2016, about $800) and a non-refundable $20 processing fee. Replacement costs of power adapter and cable will also be billed if necessary. 
  • Fee for late return: $10 per hour or portion thereof, to a maximum of $50.
  • At 72 hours overdue, the iPad will be assumed lost and patron will be billed replacement costs and a non-refundable processing fee as above, as well as maximum late fee.
  • Undamaged iPad may be returned 30 days from the billing date for credit of replacement cost, but maximum late fee and processing fee are non-refundable (total $70).
  • Upon second instance of keeping iPad over 72 hours overdue, in addition to the above fees, patron will be blocked from future iPad checkout, and may (at the library director's discretion) be blocked from using other library services.
  • At 2 weeks overdue, in addition to the above fees, patron will be blocked from future iPad checkout, and may (at the library director's discretion) be blocked from using other library services.