Please note that to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, Virtual Reality is not currently available at this time.
What is Virtual Reality?
Virtual Reality is an interactive computer-generated experience which incorporates visual and auditory feedback. The immersive environment can create a similar effect to the real world creating new experiences in fun and exciting ways.
The Creativity Commons uses the Oculus rift for Virtual Reality. The Oculus Rift makes it possible to travel to a new place through Google Earth, visit the International Space Station and look back down at earth or play an interactive game.
Using Virtual Reality
The Oculus Rift is available on a first-come, first-served basis and can be booked ahead of time.
Teen Drop-in Monday evenings 2:30pm-4:30pm
Rules for Virtual Reality
- You must have an active Vancouver Island Regional Library membership.
- Customers are limited to 1 hour per day on the Oculus Rift.
- You must be 13 years or older to use the Oculus Rift.
Can I get help from Library Staff?
There are staff available in the Creativity Commons whenever it’s open and all of us can get you started with using the equipment.
Is VR available at other branches?
Yes, we have multiple Oculus Rifts that visit our 39 branches. To find an event near you, please see our calendar of events.
Does Virtual Reality cause nausea?
Some users have found that the first times they use Virtual Reality they experienced nausea and dizziness. If you have any pre-existing conditions such as motion sickness, you may be more likely to experience adverse effects.