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HTC Vive


HTC Vive (for checkout)

Checkout Length: 72 hours

Quantity: 2 (temporarily unavailable)

Pickup: Media Desk in the David Kirk DSC

Use: Take home

Checkout Policies   |    Request Booking   |    DS Guide  |  User Manual 

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 List

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.

HTC Vive Headset

HTC Vive Headset

Two Vive Controllers

2 Vive Controllers

Two Vive Base Stations

2 Vive Base Stations

Vive Link Box

Vive Link Box

USB Cable

USB Cable

HDMI Cable

HDMI Cable

Link Box Power Cable

Link Box Power Cable

Two USB Chargers

2 USB Chargers

Two Micro USB to USB Cables

2 Micro USB to USB Cables

Two Base Station Power Cables

2 Base Station Power Cables

Sync Cable

Sync Cable

Two Base Station Stands

2 Base Station Stands

72 Hour Checkout Policy

This equipment is available to campus affiliates (students, staff, and faculty).  

Checkout Period:
72 hours
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.  

External Media:
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.

Overdue Fees

Reserve overdue fines are:

  • $2 for every hour, or partial hour overdue.
  • $75 maximum per item, unless the item is not returned.

More information about reserve overdue fines: 

  • If a reserve item is not returned, the patron will be charged for the cost of replacement. 
  • Reserve items have a 15-minute grace period, during which time no overdue fines will accrue.
  • Overdue fines for reserve items continue to accrue when the library is closed.
  • Overdue fines can be paid through MyUCSC or in person at the Cashier's Office.

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