VIRTUAL REALITY

The Clinton Public Library is now offering Virtual Reality services at its main branch in support of our mission to provide our patrons with access to new technologies.

 

Thanks to the Microsoft Limitless Libraries Grant, the library was 1 of 20 libraries in the country to be awarded two Windows Mixed Reality Headsets, Controller sets, and laptops which are available for patrons ages 12 and older to use on the Teen Loft or Children’s Floor. All participants must sign a waiver before using the equipment. Patrons 12-14 must provide a legal guardian’s signature in order to participate.  Waiver forms are available at either of the check-out desks in the library.

 

What is Virtual Reality?

Virtual Reality (VR) uses a computer, headset, and sensors to immerse you directly into a three-dimensional, computer-generated world. Your head, hands, and body movements are tracked to let you interact with what you see via the headset.

When and where can I use the VR equipment?

The VR headsets are available in two locations at the main branch of the public library: in the Teen Loft and upstairs in the lobby of the Children’s Department. Patrons can sign up for 15-minute sessions. Please ask staff for assistance.

  • Teen Loft VR Hours: Wednesdays from 2:30 – 4:30 & Saturdays 11- 1

  • Children’s Department VR Hours: Monday-Thursday 2-8; Friday 9-5; Saturday 10:30-1:30

 

What will I be able to do with VR at the library?

Explore: Experience the world like never before! Visit far off places like Machu Pichu or Rome without ever leaving the library.

Learn: Dissect a frog, travel through space, and more!

Create: Make a work of art or an animated film in VR.

Play: Experience gaming in a VR environment.

 

What else should I know?

Participants must be a minimum of 12 years old to use our VR headsets. Minors between the ages of 12-14 must have a guardian signature in order to use this equipment. Users are limited to 15 minutes per session. 

Due to the unpredictable nature of the human response to virtual reality (dizziness, nausea, seizures, fear of heights, bumping into objects, etc.), we require all participants to sign a waiver form releasing the Clinton Public Library from any liability regarding your (or your child/dependent/minor's) use of the Library’s VR equipment.

 

VR at the library made possible by:

Our Windows Mixed Reality Headsets at the Library are made possible through the Microsoft Limitless Libraries Grant which brought VR technology to 20 libraries across the United States.

Equitable access to new technologies helps people to acquire new skills, make informed decisions, and explore new possibilities.

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Rated E for Everyone 

 Passive Game

Crow: The Legend
Cartoon

Mine and build to create holographic 3D worlds you can hold in the palm of your hand! Choose from unlimited resources like stone, sand, grass, brick, and lava to make anything you can imagine. Build a majestic castle or a humble house; an enchanted forest or a work of art. You can bring magical places to life in this world-building game, save your creations and share them with your friends, and even download and remix others’ pre-built worlds.

Rated E for Everyone 

 Non-Passive Experience

Dig! For MERGE Cube
Game

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Rated E for Everyone 

 Non-Passive Exprience

HoloTour
Entertainment

Based on the new film coming to theatres, the Spider-Man: Far From Home VR Experience is a fast-swinging, thrill ride through the eyes of your favorite neighborhood Spider-Man.

Rated E for Everyone 

 Non-Passive Exprience

Spiderman: Far From Home
Adventure

From the director of Madagascar and featuring the voice of Ethan Hawke, INVASION introduces Mac and Cheez, two bumbling aliens planning to invade Earth. But, before they can get started, they are thwarted by two adorable bunnies…and YOU are one of them!

Rated E for Everyone 

 Passive Game

Invasion!
Cartoon

A fun game where you can use light swords or banana guns to crush some apples!

Rated E for Everyone 

 Non-Passive Game

Apple Crusher
Game

Join Wendy Martin, a national award winning science teacher, to make Ribbit-ing Discoveries in this VR frog dissection. Learn the fundamentals of frog anatomy in a fully immersive experience.

Rated E for Everyone 

 Non-Passive Exprience

Ribbit-ing Discoveries
Educational

Welcome to The Lab, a compilation of Valve’s room-scale VR experiments set in a pocket universe within Aperture Science. Fix a robot, defend a castle, adopt a mechanical dog, and more.

Rated E for Everyone 

 Non-Passive Exprience

THE LAB
Adventure

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