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MPAL Loanable iPads: Home

This guide includes information about the Music and Performing Arts Library's loanable iPads.

How to Borrow an iPad

  • Go to the MPAL circulation desk, fill out form and present iCard.
  • iPad and case must be returned to a person at the MPAL Circulation desk and form must be signed on return.


  • iCard holders only
  • One week loan
  • Renewal allowed ONLY if we have two iPads in and ready to be checked out.
  • Over the phone or in person renewal allowed
  • Lost fee: $1000.00
  • Late fee: $15/day begins accruing immediately after 9PM on the due date
  • Borrower is responsible for any damaged or missing pieces

Suggested Apps to Add


MPAL has iPads that can be checked out by anyone with an iCard.

These iPads have several restrictions put on them for security reasons (yours and the Library's). We also erase all content and settings when they are returned, so you don't need to worry about personal information being stolen. 

We'd like your feedback about how useful the iPad was and whether any of the current settings made the iPad more or less useful for you. Feel free to send an email and share your thoughts!

Tips for Using the iPads

Connecting to Wi-Fi

  • Click on the Setting icon
  • Select Wi-Fi in the left column
  • If you are on campus, select IllinoisNet and log-in with NetID and password
    • TRUST the network

University of Illinois Box

  • Select the Log In tab
  • Click on More login options
  • Enter your e-mail address
  • Click Continue
  • Choose University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and click Select this campus
  • Enter your NetID and password

Blackboard (Compass 2g)

  • Search University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and select this school
  • Enter NetID and password

Naxos Music Library

Web Shortcuts Provided

The iPads have shortcuts to online websites that appear like apps for the following resources:

MPAL Homepage DRAM (American Music)
MPAL iPads Information Ethnographic Video Online
Broadway HD Music Online (Classical, Jazz, & World)
Classical Music in Video Theatre in Video
Dance in Video Opera in Video

Important Notice

Due to changes in software and hardware, we can no longer pre-install apps. A list of suggested apps to install can be found on the other side of this page. Please be advised that apps requiring iPad 5 generation or later will not work on these iPads. Therefore, you will be unable to install certain apps such as Google Drive.

What Comes With the iPad

  • iPad
  • Cover that can be used as stand
  • Carry case with strap
  • Power cord (2 pieces)
  • Stylus

Subject Guide

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Music and Performing Arts Library
1300 Music Building
1114 W. Nevada St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Subjects:Dance, Music, Theatre