Virtual Reality

The UNC Libraries provide students, staff, and faculty access to Virtual Reality (VR) hardware and software. We offer different levels of VR service and access at three locations:

VR Gaming Station at the Undergraduate Library

Equipment

HTC Vive (with headset, headphones, and attached Lenovo gaming PC).

Software

VR Games and Experiences: Our Steam Library has the full list.

Availability & Reservations

You must be at least 18 years old and a current UNC affiliate to use the Undergraduate Library’s Gaming Station.

Reserve the Gaming Station

VR Development Studio at Kenan Science Library

*You must complete an orientation before you can use the workstation at KSL. See the Makerspace Workshops page for a list of available drop-in orientation times.

Read more about Kenan’s VR Policies.

Equipment

HTC Vive (with headset, headphones, and attached Lenovo gaming PC).

Canbor VR headset

Software

VR Development Tools: Unity3D, Unreal Engine 4, Blender, Maya, AutoCAD, Fusion360, SketchUp Make.

VR Games and Experiences: Our Steam Library has the full list.

Availability & Reservations

Reserve the VR Studio

Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality (AR/VR) at the Health Sciences Library

The Health Sciences Library offers consultations and demonstrations of Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) and their use in education, research, and clinical care.

To schedule a consultation or demo, please email digitalhealth@unc.edu.

Join the growing AR/VR community at UNC

Are you interested in learning more about AR/VR research and activities around campus? The UNC Augmented and Virtual Reality Interest Group includes over 250 people from all across campus, including faculty, students, and staff from just about every department at UNC Chapel Hill, and then some. Our goal is to promote innovative teaching and learning, research, training, clinical care, and entrepreneurship through the use of immersive technologies.

To join the UNC AR/VR Interest Group, as well as UNC’s AR/VR Faculty and Student Groups, visit arvr.web.unc.edu

Questions or comments?