University Park Libraries VR Center Policy

Reservation System

Students who want to use the VR Center need to book the room in advance on LibCal.

  • The rooms must be booked on LibCal at least 24-hours in advance.
  • You must complete the module in the booking explaining the VR center rules and usage.

Check-out system

EMS Library (105D)

When using the VR Center at the EMS Library, you will need to go the EMS service desk and check out a physical tag for the room with your student ID card. 

  • This tag represents your responsibility to the equipment while it's checked out.
  • This tag must be returned before the group leaves; if not you will be charged a late fee for the room.

Pattee Library (W102B)

When using the VR Center in Pattee, check in with a Welcome Desk and VR staff will be notified. Staff will unlock the space and check out a physical tag for the room with your student ID. 

  • This tag represents your responsibility to the equipment while it's checked out
  • This tag must be returned before the group leaves; if not you will be charged a late fee for the room.

Consequences for broken/missing equipment

  • Broken or missing equipment will incur a fine of $25 plus the cost of the equipment that was missing/broken.
  • Students who violate the rules of the space repeatedly may lose the privilege to use the room.

Rules for use of the VR Center

  • You're responsible for the equipment while the VR Center is checked out to you.
  • You will be charged for any lost or damaged equipment while the room is checked out to you.
  • EMS Library:  Don't lose or damage the One Button Studio equipment.
  • The maximum number of people allowed in the room while someone is using the headset is three (or more with special permission).
  • Don't leave the room open and unattended while you have it checked out (One member of your group has to be in the space at all times or the students need to lock the room when they leave).
  • No food or drink is allowed in the space.
  • You may book the room for up to 2 hours.
  • Come to us for troubleshooting help with the equipment (do not attempt to fix it yourself).

Safety and sanitation

  • By signing up in LibCal, students indicate that they understand the risks (motion sickness, etc.) of VR.
  • Be aware of the recommended length of use:  "At least a 10 to 15 minute break every 30 minutes, even if you don't think you need it."
  • There is an area for backpacks and other personal items (outside of the boundary) for belongings.
  • Wear the face masks and wipe down the things when you're done.