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Virtual Reality

What is virtual reality?

Virtual reality (VR) is a realistic and immersive 3-D, 360° experience.  By wearing the Oculus Rift headset and using the Oculus Touch controllers, participants will see and interact with a computer-generated world.

What can I do with VR at the library?

With access to this technology, participants can engage in a variety of educational and entertaining virtual experiences.  Have a bird’s eye view as you visit cities around the world, make friends with a robot, travel through a human body, ride a rollercoaster, and much more.   Don’t worry if you aren’t a gamer or computer geek, this technology is useable for everyone who is interested in exploring VR.

What VR equipment does the library offer?

The library is using an Oculus Rift headset and Touch controllers.

When and where can I use VR equipment?

The VR equipment is available at the Jax Makerspace in the Main Library during library events and programs, for library customers ages 13 and up.  All participants must sign a waiver before using the equipment.  Teens ages 13-17 must have a parent or guardian sign their waiver.


Image of person using the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality system in the Jax Makerspace at the Jacksonville Public Library  

Please note:  VR experiences may cause dizziness and disorientation.  Please take care when using the Oculus Rift if prone to motion sickness.

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