Kennedy Library has 10 iPad2s available for checkout at the PolyConnect service desk.
These iPads come pre-loaded with a sampling of apps (software) some are for school, some are for work, some are just for fun! iPads can be checked out for 3 days and can be reserved through PolyCat. Search using keyword "iPad2" (no spaces) and click "Request" to reserve.
Get Connected to Get Started
When the iPad is connected to a Wi-Fi network, the Wi-Fi icon in the status bar at the top of the screen shows the connection strength. The more bars you see, the better the connection.
If not connected, click on Settings, then Wi-Fi. If on campus select Mustang Wireless. Log in to Cisco Clean Access and wait for the Wi-Fi icon. If it doesn't appear, click Wi-Fi "off" then "on" and login screen should appear.
Browsing the Internet
Use Safari to browse the Internet.
Connect to Your Email
Return to Settings, then "Mail, Contacts, Calendars, " then "Add Account " and select an email type. To connect to your Cal Poly email, select "Microsoft Exchange." When prompted for "Server" use "connect.calpoly.edu"
The easiest way to get files and documents off of the iPad is by using your email. Look for the email icon to send self-created content.
What's in the Bag
The cover for the iPad doubles as a stand.
Use the USB cable to connect to your computer to access your iTunes account.
Use the USB cable to connect to the power adapter for re-charging.
The video adapter connects the iPad to a projector or monitor with a VGA connection.
Use the stylus instead of your finger to take notes, draw, type, move the screen, etc.
Accessing Your iTunes Account
Connect the iPad to your computer and access your iTunes account to download apps and access your music, photos, etc. Use File Sharing via iTunes to move content on and off the iPad.
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A Couple O' Caveats
- Syncing the iPad to your personal iTunes account may disable Kennedy Library's installed apps. Don't worry — we'll reinstall them when you return it.
- Before you return the iPad, make sure you log out of all websites and accounts.
- After the iPad has been returned, any account information, content or apps you leave on the iPad will be erased by Library staff.
For more help see the iPad Users Guide in the iBooks Library or visit Apple's support pages.
Use of the iPad is subject to:
- Kennedy Library's borrowing policies
- CalPoly's Responsible Use Policy
- CalPoly's Information Security Standards
Late fees and replacement costs are listed on the laminated tag attached to the carrying case.
List of Preloaded iPad Apps
Turn your iPad into a wireless whiteboard! Project live sketches to a local computer.
Bamboo Paper Notebook
Enjoy the ease of your own natural handwriting as you sketch your thoughts on a neat digital paper notebook.
Biblion is designed to take you into the New York Public Library's legendary stacks.
The most trusted source for financial information, along with tools to analyze the world's markets.
Dictionary.com delivers trusted reference content from Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com.
Dragon Dictation is a voice recognition application that turns your spoken words into text.
Dropbox is a free "cloud" service that lets you store your files anywhere and share them easily.
Evernote helps you remember anything — from notes to ideas to snapshots to recordings.
An app that needs no introduction.
With a tap, your iPad 2 calls someone else's Apple Wi-Fi device.
A fast, beautiful way to flip through the news, photos, videos, and updates your friends are sharing on Facebook, Twitter and more.
Fluent News Reader
Fluent News Reader is a newspaper aggregator for current events, breaking news and international headlines.
23,469 classic books available for download
GarageBand gives you all the tools you need to lay down fresh tracks and record music anywhere you go.
Read and annotate PDFs and TXT files using GoodReader.
Hold the world in the palm of your hand and you can fly to far corners of the planet.
Browse iBooks library, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes passages.
Idea Sketch lets you draw a diagram, concept map or flow chart and convert it to a text outline, and vice versa.
IMDb is the world's largest collection of movie, TV and celebrity information.
iMovie video editing app that turns the video you shoot on your iPad into movie.
Inkling is a platform for interactive textbooks, built from the ground up for iPad.
Keynote is a presentation app designed for a mobile device. Apple's answer to Powerpoint.
The Kindle app is optimized for the iPad giving users the ability to read Kindle books.
Netflix allows you to instantly watch TV shows & movies from your Netflix Instant Queue.
Take notes and draw neu.Notes, an app for handwritten notes, sketching, mind mapping, and more.
New York Times
New York Times top stories from the top news source. Find it in Newstand.
Notesy is a note-taking app backed by the power of Dropbox.
Experience NPR in magazine style with a focus on News, Arts & Life, and Music content.
Pages is a word processor designed for a mobile device. Apple's answer to Word.
Paper by FiftyThree
Capture your ideas as sketches, diagrams, illustrations, notes or drawings and share them across the web.
Start with a favorite artist or song and Pandora will create a "station" that plays more music like it.
PCalc Lite is a fully functional and free taste of the popular scientific calculator.
Turn the camera on yourself with Photo Booth. Make some faces, and start shooting snapshot-style.
Adobe Photoshop Express software lets you use simple gestures to quickly edit and share photos from your iPad.
Pulse is a beautiful application that makes reading news fun and engaging.
Scan QR codes using the back camera. QR codes are popping up everywhere, as a direct link to websites.
Shazam identifies what song is playing so you can sing along and share it.
Call, video call and instant message anyone else on Skype for free.
Follow your interests: instant updates from your friends, industry experts, favorite celebrities, and what's happening around the world.
Accessing Wikipedia is easier and faster with easy search, navigations and display.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long can I check out an iPad?
Currently the checkout period is 3 days.
I don't get it, how do I use this thing? How do I use the installed apps?
See the tab on 'iPad Basics' for more information or ask a computer support assistant at the PolyConnect service desk. More help is available from Apple
How can I get files on and off of the iPad?
Add an email account in "Settings" — use Gmail, Yahoo, or your Cal Poly email. See Library iPad Basics for more information or ask a computer support assistant at the PolyConnect service desk.
I connected the iPad to my computer to access my iTunes account and now I can't use any of the installed apps. What happened?
Your iTunes account is probably set to automatically "sync" with any connected Apple device. If this happens your contents and apps will replace the content and apps that are installed by the Library. Bring the iPad back to the PolyConnect service desk and we will re-install the apps.
I'm trying to connect to the Internet in the Library, should I use Mustang Wireless or Secured Mustang Wireless?
In "Settings" select Wi-Fi and use Secured Mustang Wireless, this might require a second log in. If the Library iPad won't connect to Mustang Secure Wireless, try switching the Wi-Fi button off and then on.
Can I use the Library iPad to read and make notes on a PDF?
Yes, using the Good Reader app follow these steps:
- When reading an email or on a website, hold the link for the PDF until a menu pops up.
- Select "Open in New Page" to open the PDF in a new tab.
- If you place your finger on the document a bar will appear at the top. Select the right most option "Open in " and then GoodReader from the drop down list.
- GoodReader should now open the document in an instance of the program. Note that if the file is write protected the options for editing or placing bookmarks will not appear in GoodReader.
Can I use the Library iPad as an audio recorder?
Yes, use Garage Band to record your voice and those around you.