Assessment of an iPad Loan Program in an Academic Medical Library: A Case Study Academic Article uri icon


  • An academic medical library expanded its iPad loan service to multiple campus libraries and conducted an assessment of the service. iPads loaded with medical and educational apps were loaned for two-week checkouts from five library campus locations. Device circulation statistics were tracked and users were invited to complete an online survey about their experience. Data were gathered and analyzed for 11 months. The assessment informed the library on how best to adapt the service, including what resources to add to the iPads, and the decision to move devices to campuses with more frequent usage.

published proceedings

  • Medical Reference Services Quarterly

author list (cited authors)

  • Shurtz, S., Sewell, R., Halling, T., McKay, B., & Pepper, C.

complete list of authors

  • Shurtz, S||Sewell, R||Halling, T||McKay, B||Pepper, C

publication date

  • January 1, 2015 11:11 AM