Tablets are now available to borrow in the library! You can borrow a tablet to use anywhere in the building, but these tablets are an especially great way to take advantage of the Flynn Discovery and Collaboration Space (the DisCo). Each one has an application called AirMedia installed, allowing you to project presentations, videos, and documents onto the screens. Powerpoint, Word, and Excel are also included, making them a great resource for group projects.
After signing a user agreement at the circulation desk, book a tablet anywhere from one hour to two weeks in advance by clicking “Book a Tablet” under the library tab in MyHill. The loan period is one hour, but you may book a tablet for up to three consecutive hours. If you need more time, renew it for an extra hour, as long as another booking hasn’t been placed. Just be sure not to leave personal data on a tablet and be careful while using it – it will be cleared once you return it, and you are responsible for any damage done to it.
Stop in during reference hours and a reference librarian will be happy to help you use the tablets, as well as other technology in the DisCo. They will walk you through the steps to connect to AirMedia and explain all the features available. We want to make sure you’re using this exciting new space to its fullest potential!
If you have any questions about our new tablet policies, feel free to call the Circulation Desk or have a look through our DisCo LibGuide, or visit the Library tab in myHill and click on “Book a Tablet” in the “General Library Services” box.