Please note that to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, shared equipment including in person gaming is not currently available at this time. Please join us online for our ESports tournaments.
What is ESports
eSports is a form of competition using video games. Popular e-Sports games include multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA), first-person shooter (FPS), digital collectible card games, and arena games. The popularity of e-Sports is growing year by year with an estimated viewership of over 450 million viewers.
What kind of e-Sports does the library offer?
The Creativity Commons offers drop-in nintendo switch access during regular open hours and offers regular programming for teens every Monday from 2-4pm to compete and develop their competitive skills.
Rules for Using the Nintendo Switch
- You may only borrow one controller at time and are responsible for the controller at all times.
- Removal of the systems and controllers from the library is strictly prohibited.
- Each gamer can play for up to 1 hour per day outside of library scheduled programs.
- Play nice!
Can I book the Nintendo Switch?
The Nintendo Switch is drop-in only and available on a first come first serve basis.
Can I bring my own controllers to play with the switch?
Yes, if you have wireless controllers, you can bring them to use while you are in the library.
Can I borrow video games from the library?
Yes, the library offers the latest console games available to be borrowed through the collection. Vancouver Island Regional Library carries Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One games.