iPads and Nooks

Check out an iPad Version 1 or a Nook Color from the Music and Media Library!

Music & Media Library circulation desk
Level 4 in the Woodruff Library Building


We currently offer iPads Version 1 and Nook Colors and their corresponding power adaptors and USB cords.

Please note the following policies about the program:

  • iPads and Nook Colors are available on a first come, first serve basis. They cannot be held for patrons, reserved online or charged to a patron account ahead of the patron's arrival at the circulation desk.
  • Emory University students must present their Emory Card to checkout an iPad or a Nook Color. Emory University faculty and staff must present their Emory Card or driver's license.
  • iPads and Nook Colors check out for two weeks, with no renewals. Patrons can only check out one eReader at a time.
  • Patrons must wait twenty four hours after returning either a Nook Color or iPad before checking out another one of the same type.


    Example: After returning an iPad, patrons can check out a Nook, but will have to wait 24 hours for another iPad.

  • Overdue fines are $5.00 per day, with a $250 fine for any Nook Color and a $600 fine for any iPad that is lost, stolen, damaged beyond repair, or not returned.

  • If an item is brought back to the library incomplete (without the A/C adaptor, sync cable, cover or carrying case), the patron will be given an extra day to gather the missing pieces. If any pieces are lost, patron will be charged replacement costs.

  • If the Music & Media Library is closed, iPads and Nook Colors must be returned to the Security Desk on Level 2. The $5 per day overdue fine will accrue until the device is checked in the following morning.

  • Charges for damage will be assessed based on repair cost.

  • In order to download Barnes & Noble Nook content, you can deregister the Nook Color and register it to yourself rather than the Music & Media Library.

    Nook Registration Instructions

  • Please check discoverE for availability by searching the catalog for 'iPad' or 'Nook Color' and refine results by Marian K. Heilbrun Music & Media. Click on the Locations/Call Number tab to see due dates.