iPAD lending

  iPAD © University Library

The Medical Library provides students of the Medical Faculty of RWTH Aachen University 10 Apple iPads of the 4th generation with pen (Apple Pencil) and SmartKeyboards for lending.

How it works:

Use the free search in our KatalogPlus to search for tablets studierende. You will receive one hit. In the full display you can see whether free devices are available and can be ordered or whether all devices are borrowed and you can make a reservation.

If you have placed an order for a tablet, download the iPad loan contract (English). Sign the loan agreement and bring it with you to the Medical Library. There the tablet including keyboard, pencil and charger will be charged to your account. You can also download the appendix to the usage regulations for the use of iPads (English).

Lending, return, reservation

The iPads and the corresponding wireless keyboards can be borrowed for 60 opening days. They can be borrowed or returned from Monday to Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. at the information desk of the Medical Library in the University Hospital on presentation of the BlueCard.

Returned devices are available on the next working day from 10 am.

It is not possible to renew the iPads, but you can borrow the tablet again at the information desk in the Medical Library if there are no reservations.

Notes on returning the device: If you are logged in to the device with your Apple ID, please log out before returning the device and deactivate any screen lock that may have been set up.

Data Protection

After returning the device, all content will be deleted and the device will be reconfigured.

Apps and Links

In order to be able to use Eduroam on the device (prerequisite for using the tablets), you must generate login data in the  IT Centre's device manager.

If you would like to create an Apple ID or use your existing Apple ID, you can install apps at any time within the framework of the terms of use. Personal data is required for account creation, but no payment data.

The following apps have been pre-installed by the library (as of 10/2021):

  • Visible Body - Atlas der menschlichen Anatomie (Vollversion) (Visible Body - Atlas of Human Anatomy (full version) - German)
  • Lass mal kreuzen Medizin (Let's cross medicine - German)
  • Labormedizin pocket (Laboratory medicine pocket - German)
  • Arzneimittel pocket plus (Medicine pocket plus - German)
  • DocCheck Flexikon (German)