Virtual Reality Saturdays @ Northgate
Virtual Reality is back at Northgate on Saturdays from 12-5pm! Space is limited and sign-ups are first come, first serve.
Thank you to our partners at XRLibraries for providing us with new Oculus Quest 2 headsets, available in English and Spanish. Try a variety of XR (extended reality) experiences. These VR headsets simulate being physically present in the virtual environment—it’s a very cool experience!
Is there a minimum age requirement to use the VR headsets?
Yes. We require patrons to be at least 13 years old to use the VR headsets, based on product safety guidance.
Can I make an appointment ahead of time?
No. We are offering VR on a first come, first serve basis. Pop into the Northgate branch on Saturdays between 12-5 to see if you can grab a slot. There are lots of cool books, DVDs, and even video games to browse while you wait your turn!
Are the headsets sanitized between use?
Yes. We sanitize the headsets after each use using UV technology.
Is there someone available to teach me how to operate the headsets?
Yes! We welcome first-time users. Our awesome Webstars are available to get you set-up and comfortable using the equipment.
What can I do when using a headset?
Walk through a simulation of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, play a rhythm-based game, tour a National Park — stop by the Northgate branch to see a full list!