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Technology Lending: Tablets/Readers

Information on the types of equipment that the SCF Libraries have available for use.

About the iPads

  • iPads are available at SCF Libraries for currently enrolled students with a library account in good standing (no overdue items.)
  • iPads come with a case and a keyboard for easier typing.
  • Many useful apps are already installed. Most of these applications allow you to create your own accounts and use them from any device.
  • iPads may be checked out for 4 hours.
  • iPads are checked out on a first come/first served basis.
  • Students must comply with all federal, state and local laws and SCF policies.
  • Report all loss, damage or malfunctions to Library staff immediately.

The library is NOT Responsible for anything you put on or leave on our equipment.  Therefore, please be sure to remove any personal information from the device! 

Be sure to return the device to a staff member. Do Not Put Device in the Bookdrops

View the IPad Guide by the SCF Librarians

About the Kindles

Most Kindles are used for students on the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. Many titles that are used in the nursing classes are already installed in the Kindles. In certain cases, books for other classes might be uploaded on the Kindles as well. For more information, ask at the Circulation Desk.

Depending on the semester, students might be able to check out the Kindles off campus and thake them home for several weeks. Please consult with a librarian regarding this type of loans. You need to be enrolled in the BSN classes to be able to check them out.

A Kindle Fire is always ON RESERVE at the library, so that it is available at all times. Please inquire at the circulation desk or at the reference desk to see what titles have been downloaded to that device.

The Reference librarians also have information on how to use the Kindles and how to download free books from the library, for those who have their own device.

e-Readers and tablets available at SCF Libraries


See iPad Guide    


  • iPad 2 - OS version 5.1.1
  • 16 GB
  • Includes:Wireless internet; Standard apps for college use; Access to Library catalog, databases, etc.
  • Internet access. No printing
  • Accessories: ZAGG case and keyboard.
  • Loan period: 4 hours
  • Type of loan: On campus
  • Replacement cost: $ 600 + $25/day for extra days
  • Late penalty: Suspension of borrowing privileges.
  • Requirements: 

Signed agreement form (available at the Circulation Desk or in the FORMS tab)



  • Models vary.
  • Includes: Pre-loaded books for the  BSN program and for specific classes.
  • Accessories: Case, charger, instructions.
  • Loan period: 3 weeks (same as books)
  • Type of loan: Off campus
  • Replacement cost: Device cost depends on model + additional $10/day for extra days
  • Late penalty: Suspension of borrowing privileges.


Kindle Fire

  • Includes: Specific books pre-loaded.
  • Accessories: case, charger
  • Loan period: 2 hours
  • Type of loan: In library
  • Replacement costs: $ 250
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