Virtual Reality

What Is Virtual Reality?

Most of us will probably never go to Mars, swim with dolphins, or have a gunfight at the OK Corral, but with virtual reality (VR) it’s possible to do all these things and more, without even leaving your home. Unlike “real” reality (the actual world in which we live), virtual reality means simulating bits of our world (or completely imaginary worlds) using high-performance computers and sensory equipment, like headsets and gloves. Apart from games and entertainment, it’s used for training airline pilots, surgeons, and for assisting scientists in solving complex problems. Take a look at the short video below to get a better understanding.

What equipment is available at MCL

The library has two VR devices: the Oculus Rift and the Oculus Go.

Oculus Rift

Want to experience the Oculus Rift?

The library offers VR experience opportunities with the Rift throughout the year in MetaSpace 511. You can sign-up for a 30 minute slot and a staff member will get you set up. Check our online calendar for upcoming dates.

Oculus Go

Take the Oculus Go home with you!

The library has an Oculus Go that you can check out! The loan period is 7 days. There are no holds or renewals permitted. Check our online catalog to see if it is available, or drop by the library.