In spring 2013, OSU Libraries began lending Nexus tablets.
program is intended to help OSU students explore and use new
technology. The program’s promotional site said, “They're going out
the door like hotcakes!” Within three hours of beginning to circulate
the tablets, all had been lent, and at least 85 users were waiting to
borrow the tablets upon their return. OSU Libraries constantly seeks to
understand how new tools affect students’ ability to find and use
information. This tablet lending program will improve our
understanding of how students discover and interact with electronic
books and other digital content via mobile devices.