If you require a computer to use with the VIVE, the VizLab has a separate associated headset and computer with the hardware set up in the room.
Parts that aren't included:
Any headphones with an audio jack can be used with the VIVE, including both earbuds and over the ear headphones.
The 72 hour VIVE kit does come with a computer to run the VR headset.
You find the specs required for the VIVE here ➚.
Please note: We cannot guarantee the batteries for the controllers will be charged when you check it out. A charging cable is included in the kit.
This equipment is available to campus affiliates (students, staff, and faculty).
Request an extended booking ➚
This equipment is renewable as long as there is no existing reservation. To renew the equipment, you must bring it in person to the Media Desk in the DSC.
The equipment is located at the Media Desk in the David Kirk Digital Scholarship Commons on the ground floor of McHenry Library.
We cannot guarantee that any associated batteries will be charged. Dead AA and AAA batteries can be replaced by staff at the Media Desk upon request.
Back up and delete your data from any removable SD cards prior to returning the equipment. In the event that you don't save your data before the equipment is returned, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to recover it at a later date.
You can reserve any of our equipment in advance through our extended booking form. Extended bookings are limited to 2 weeks during the Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters or 2 months during the Summer Quarter.
Please be advised that the UCSC Library Reserves Policies ➚, including late fees, apply to our hardware checkouts.
Reserve overdue fines are:
More information about reserve overdue fines:
If you have a question or concern about a reserves overdue fine, or if you would like to appeal a reserves overdue fine, please fill out a Billing Appeal Form.
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