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Technology at MPAL

This guide provides a description of the technology you can borrow and use at the Music and Performing Arts Library. It also has some helpful troubleshooting tips, but please feel free to ask a staff member for help in person!

Apple iPad 2

MPAL has 7 iPads that can be checked out by anyone with an i-card. A cover that can be used as a stand, carrying case with strap, stylus, and charger (2 pieces) are also included. To check out an iPad, ask for one at the MPAL service desk and fill out the form. iPad and all included items must be returned directly to the MPAL service desk and the form must be signed again upon return. Do not return them to other libraries or put them in our drop box.

  • iCard holders only
  • Circulate for one week; one renewal is allowed in person or by phone
  • Overdue fines of $15/day apply; lost fee of $1000
  • Borrower is responsible for any damaged or missing pieces
Due to changes in software and hardware, we can no longer pre-install apps. A list of suggested apps to install can be found below. Please be advised that apps requiring iPad 5 generation or later, such as Google Drive, will not work on these iPads. 

Check Availability

You can check the availability of our iPads in the library catalog.

Using the iPad

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

We Want Your Feedback!

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!