Vale Tablet Loan Scheme

Do you know somebody who is digitally excluded but would like to take the first steps towards getting online? A free loan of one of our iPads, pre-loaded with 4G data, could be the perfect way to get them started.

 

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In partnership with Newydd Housing Association and Digital Communities Wales, Vale of Glamorgan libraries now offer tablet computers for loan to library members. The first scheme of its kind in Wales, it hopes to offer those who do not have access to digital equipment the opportunity to take the first steps towards getting online.

 

All of our tablets come pre-loaded with 4G data. This means that users do not need their own internet connection in order to access websites and online services with the devices. The tablets also come with a selection of apps, hand-picked by our own specialist staff to help users get up and running as quickly and easily as possible.

 

How does the scheme work?

  • Tablets can be loaned from all library branches in the Vale, including community libraries.

  • Just like library books, loans are free of charge.

  • The default loan period is for two weeks with the option to extend the loan providing no other users are waiting.

  • While you have the device, you have full use of all of its features such as video calling, browsing the internet and downloading and using your own choice of apps.

  • When you bring the device back, the device is wiped of all information before being loaned to the next user.

 

If you or someone you know would be interested in using this service, please contact your local library branch to arrange a loan.