The library has several pairs of Oculus Quest 2 Virtual Reality headsets ready and waiting for you to come and experiment. Book an on-demand experience for your group and discover what virtual reality has to offer!
Thinking this may be an isolating experience? Though we only offer two headsets at a time, we have the ability to screencast to tablets (which can be viewed larger on a TV) so everyone in your group can see what's happening.
Virtual reality experiences are hosted in the Basement Creative Lab, located in the west tunnel of the parking garage level (there's a giant mural on the wall--you can't miss it!)
Requests must be made at least one week in advance; please wait for a confirmation email from a library staff member before assuming your time is reserved. Please note that sessions may be no longer than two hours (that's how long the batteries last!).
The following is a list of apps currently available on the headsets:
Don't see what you want? Feel free to email us suggestions! Virtual reality is new for us, and we're still learning.
A NOTE ON VIRTUAL REALITY FOR KIDS:
Kids love to try VR! We recommend VR sessions for children over 8. If you are interested in bringing children to your VR session, here are a few things you might need to keep in mind:
To book a VR session, go to our room reservations page and select "Media Stations." Then locate the Basement Creative Lab and select your desired date and time.
Indicate that you are interested in a VR session; our staff will let you know if your request is approved or denied (requests are usually only denied if our staff is unavailable at your requested time).