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Technology in Libraries

Virtual Reality in the Libraries

The HCCC Libraries provide access to a variety of 360 virtual and augmented reality content, for both viewing (through VR headsets) such as the HTC Vive and Oculus Go.

We invite all students and faculty to join us and interact in some of the most immersive virtual spaces and environments seen today.

Use of the VR headset is by appointment. Library staff members will be there to help with setup and provide basic technical support.

To make an appointment, please send an email to the tech team. We'll get back to you soon.

woman using Oculus Go virtual reality

About VR

Staff playing VR games

What is VR?

VR (virtual reality) transports people to different worlds without even leaving their homes. Right now we have the technology to simulate sight and the ability to interact in the world we create with a limited amount of usage by our hands. Engineers are making the VR experiences more interactive and realistic.

Why VR?

This technology is developing fast, now more than ever. It's not only a new way to play games, but also a great learning tool. Students can be teleported back in time and experience what it was like to live in the past. They could also shrink down to get into a living human cell and learn about the inner workings of it. People can also take virtual trips see the White House, national parks, and old ruins on other continents. You can even go to Mars and explore it's surface.

VR also offers real world training without the need for risk. Doctors can use this to explore the human anatomy without putting a patient at risk. Machinist can learn how to use tools properly without the fear of losing fingers by accidentaly putting your hand somewhere it shouldn't be. 

VR Headsets in Libraries

Oculus Go

Headset Specs
Screen: WQHD fast-switch LCD display
Resolution:  2560 x 1440 
Refresh rate: 60 - 72Hz
Field of view: 110 degrees
Audio: Built in speakers
Input: Integrated microphones

HTC Vive Pro

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Headset Specs
Screen: Dual AMOLED 3.5" diagonal
Resolution: 1440 x 1600 pixels per eye (2880 x 1600 pixels combined)
Refresh rate: 90 Hz
Field of view: 110 degrees
Audio: Hi-Res certificate headphones (removable)
Input: Integrated microphones