Tablet Lending Programs

Launchpads

Cedar Rapids Public Library card holders have the opportunity to check out Launchpads for up to fourteen days. Launchpads are specially designed childrens tablets for ages 3-7 years. They come preloaded with educational apps designed to make learning fun. They do not require an internet connection. They are made possible by the Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation with a grant from ITC Holdins Corp.

Loan Period: 14 days
1 tablet per library card
Holdable and renewable
Overdue fine: $2 per day

Lost Item Replacement Fees:
Launchpad $80
Case $10
Charger $10

To qualify for checkout, users:
1. Must have a $0 balance on their library account.
2. Must have an account with a verified permanent address (Metro Library status) for no less than three months.

Things to know if you reserve a tablet:
• The library needs your updated contact information on file
• You will receive a notice when your LaunchPad is ready for pick-up
• You will have one day to pick it up
• LaunchPads can only be made available for pick-up at the Downtown Library
• Only the person with the hold (or legal guardian if a minor) can pick up the LaunchPad

Search our catalog to see available Launchpad titles.

Nexus Tablets

Library card holders have the chance to check out a Google Nexus 7 tablet for up to fourteen days. The tablet comes loaded with apps that allow cardholders access to a world of digital content such as ebooks, magazines, and music. Tablets are only available at the downtown library at this time.

Tablets are preloaded with the following:

  • 3M Cloud Library (eBooks)
  • Overdrive Digital Library (eBooks & audiobooks)
  • Zinio (Magazines)
  • Chrome (Internet Browser)
  • CRPL Catalog


Loan Period: 14 days
1 tablet per library card
Holdable and renewable
Overdue fine: $5 per day

Lost Item Replacement Fees:
Nexus 7 Tablet $220
Protective Sleeve $20
Case $10
Charger $25
Service Fee for Replacement: $25
Entire package $300

To qualify for checkout, users:
1. Must be 18 years of age or older.
2. Must present a photo ID along with library card for checkout.
3. Must have a $0 balance on their library account.
4. Must have an account with a verified permanent address (Metro Library status) for no less than three months.

Users wishing to borrow a tablet from the library must agree to the following policies:

  • Tablets are available for a checkout period of 14 calendar days. The tablets are eligible for reservations and they are eligible for up to two renewals provided that someone else has not reserved the tablet. You have one business day to pick up a reserved tablet. One tablet may be checked out per qualifying library account.
  • Overdue fees will be charged to your account in the amount of $5 for every day that they are returned past the due date. There is no grace period. Tablets are only available for checkout at the downtown library and must be returned to staff at that location (no book drops). Daily fines will accrue until received by the downtown library.
  • You will be responsible for all replacement costs and processing fees, up to $300, for the tablet and/or the accessories if damaged, lost, or stolen while checked out to you. The library will not accept any replacements purchased by the customer.
  • Failure to return a tablet or to pay the amount owed may result in legal action under Iowa Code 714.5. Library fines and fees for lost or damaged items are non-dischargeable debts, meaning that they are owed to the library regardless of bankruptcy status.

Please click here for a copy of the Tablet Borrowing Agreement.

For more information on these new programs, call us at 319-261-READ.

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