Who is eligible to use this service?
- All current registered patrons of the Hirsh Health Sciences Library with a valid ID.
What is the loan period?
- iPads are restricted to library use only.
- iPads may be checked out for 4 hours at a time.
- iPads may be renewed provided not all iPads are checked out and no one is waiting.
Where can I borrow an iPad?
- At the Library IT Desk on Sackler 5 Monday-Friday 9am-6pm.
- At the Library Service Desk on Sackler 4 Monday-Friday 7:45am-9am, 6pm-closing, Saturday 10-7, and Sunday 12noon-10pm.
- iPads are due a half hour before closing.
- Users must read and sign the Borrowers agreement.
- iPads cannot leave the Sackler building.
- Only one iPad per person may be checked out at a time.
- iPads can be renewed multiple times per day provided not all iPads are checked out.
Conditions of Use
- Never leave the iPad unattended.
- iPad borrowers assume full responsibility for damage, loss or theft. If damage occurs to the iPad or accessories, charges for repair or replacement will be imposed.
- In case of emergency evacuation, please take the iPad with you and return it to the Library Service Desk when the building is safe to reenter.
- Users must adhere to the Tufts University Responsible Use Policies and not violate any Digital Copyright Laws.
- iPads will be assumed lost if not returned by closing on the day borrowed.
- The borrower may be fined by loss of borrowing privileges for an overdue laptop.
- The borrower will be charged for damage or the replacement of the iPad.
What Apple apps are available on the iPads?
- Newstand- with limited access to the New York Times
What other apps are available on the iPads?
- 3D Brain - an app by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory that allows you to rotate and zoom around 29 interactive structures and provides information about various subjects relating to each structure.
- AIDS Info Glossary - an app by National Library of Medicine that provides definitions to more than 700 HIV/AIDS related terms in both English and Spanish.
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention - an app by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which allows access to health articles, "disease of the week," and current updates regarding health concerns.
- Embryo - an app by the National Library of Medicine which provides access to a database called "Virtual Human Embryo" that includes digital images and micrographs of embryo development and a pregnancy calculator.
- Evernote - an app that allows you to create, edit, organize, sync, and share notes across devices.
- Eye Chart Pro - an app by Dok LLC which is a randomizable visual acuity exam right on the iPad.
- Flipboard - "The news you want, all in one place." This app is a personal news magazine where you can choose what topics your interested and view news that relates to them.
- Game Center - Apple's social gaming network which provides access to multiple game apps and keeps track of features such as highest scores.
- Go PubMed - provides access to PubMed.
- Health Hotlines for the National Library of Medicine - a directory of almost 9,000 biomedical organizations and resources with toll-free numbers, derived from the National Library of Medicine's Directory of Information Resources Online.
- Hoot Suite - an app which allows your manage your Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Foursquare accounts all in one.
- LactMed at NIH - an app by National Library of Medicine providing access to TOXNET, a database of drugs and dietary supplements that may affect breastfeeding.
- Lieberman's iRadiology - provides access to over 500 radiology cases which allow scrolling and zooming of the images.
- MedScape - an app by WebMD for health care professionals which provides both news and access to MEDLINE.
- Micromedex Drug Information - an app by Truven Health Analytics Inc. provides access to comprehensive drug information for over 4500 search terms.
- Micromedex Drug Interactions - an app by Truven Health Analytics Inc. which allows clinicians to view an entire medication list simultaneously for potentially harmful interactions between drugs.
- Mobile REMM (Radiation Emergency Medical Management) - an app by National Library of Medicine which provides information regarding diagnosis and treatment of radiation injury.
- Native Voices at NIH - an app by National Library of Medicine for the exhibit at the National Library of Medicine "Native Voices: Native Concepts of Health and Illness."
- PubMed on Tap Lite - an app by ReferencesOnTap which allows you search PubMed and PubMed Central simultaneously.
- QBank USMLE - an app by USMLEWorld, LLC which allows you to customize and create tests to fit your study preferences.
- ReUnite at NIH - an app by National Library of Medicine for uploading missing and found person information to aid in the reunification of families in post-disaster situations.
- Skype - an app by Skype Communications which allows you to instant message, voice or video call on Skype for free.
- Skyscape- Dynamed - an app by Skyscape which allows you to load more than 600 packages of medical resources. This app is the platform for Dynamed. In order to access Dynamed on your personal mobile device, see the Library Service Desk on Sackler 4 for a serial number.
- SlideShark - an app by Brainshark, Inc. for viewing and sharing PowerPoint Presentations.
- Visual Dx Mobile - an app by Logical Images with thousands of medical images to help health care professionals identify dermatologic and other visual conditions.
- Wall Street Journal - an app that allows you to access the Wall Street Journal right on the iPad.
- WISER at NIH - (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) an app by National Library of Medicine designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents.