iPads at your library!

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The Great Barrington Libraries has purchased a number of Apple’s tablet computers, the iPad, for checkout to patrons at both Ramsdell and Mason Libraries. It is our intent in offering this service in respect to our mission, to assist our patrons in learning new technologies and open new avenues to education and information. We envision these devices being used for the following benefits:

  • The exploration of new technology and it usefulness in everyday life.
  • To provide a different access to information that may be unavailable to patrons in order to further independent learning and education.
  • To aid patrons and staff in understanding ever-changing technology and its role in our community.

All patrons who have a library card, in good standing, and a picture ID may check out an iPad at either Mason or Ramsdell. Children and young adults under the age of 18 must have a parent come in and sign a form taking responsibility for the iPad while their minor uses the iPad. The full iPad policy can be downloaded here, or you can check in with staff at the Circulation or Children’s desks.

Apps purchased for the adult iPads so far include:

  • Calendar
  • Dictionary
  • iBooks
  • Stanza
  • Famous Books
  • Declaration (of Independence)
  • Constitution
  • Poetry
  • English (Thesaurus & Dictionary)
  • TED
  • iTunesU
  • Turning the Page
  • FBI Most Wanted
  • White House
  • Alice Lite
  • Adobe Reader
  • Times Crosswords
  • SayHi
  • iTranslate
  • Webex
  • iAwriter
  • ASU Lite
  • Brainstorm
  • Note
  • Dragon Dictation
  • PS Express
  • Gallery HD
  • Heritage
  • Doodle Buddy
  • How to Draw
  • Sketchbookx
  • Louvre HD
  • AB EX NY
  • Art Museum
  • Newstand
  • NPR
  • BBC News
  • Newseum
  • NPR News
  • This Day
  • Flipboard
  • Bloomberg
  • Bloomberg TV+
  • Skygrid
  • Score Center
  • Pulse News
  • IGN
  • Congressional Record
  • Monster
  • Craigslist
  • World Factbook
  • Wikipanion
  • Trailers
  • ArcGIS
  • Google Earth
  • Maps
  • History Maps
  • Kayak
  • Epicurious
  • Urbanspoon
  • Big Oven
  • Whole Foods
  • Yelp
  • Leafsnap HD
  • Naturefind
  • Sound Drop
  • Virtuoso
  • Pandora
  • PBS
  • NPR Music
  • Flixster
  • IMDb
  • ABC..Al
  • Toontastic
  • Unblock Me
  • Angry Birds
  • Tan Zen Lite
  • Air Hockey
  • Temple Run
  • Flow Free
  • Sudokuz
  • Word Jigsaw
  • Chess

If you have any suggestions for additional apps, please let us know!