The iPad comes with a mobile version of the Apple Safari browser. You can use this browser to access SpringerLink the same way you would from your desktop or laptop computer. If you are connected to your institution's network via Wi-Fi, you will be IP-authenticated and will have institutional access. If you are accessing the Internet over a mobile phone network, then IP authentication will not work, and you will need to log in with your personal account to access the content. When accessing SpringerLink content on an iPad both the HTML and PDF versions will open up in the Safari browser. To store PDFs on an iPad for offline reading, you will need to have an app installed that performs this function (such as Good Reader).