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David Kirk Digital Scholarship Commons


HTC VIVEHow long can I borrow the equipment? ➙ 72 Hours
Check availability ➚ Checkout & Reservation policies
Request extended checkout ➚ 


Where do I pick it up?
At the Media Desk ➚ in the David Kirk DSC


Where can I get more information?
User Manual ➚   |  Manufacturer's Website ➚


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

VIVE remote (x2)

2 Vive Controllers

HTC VIVE base stations (x2)

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

Charging Plug (x2)

2 USB Chargers

Micro USB Cables (x2)

2 Micro USB to USB Cables

Base Station power cables (x2)

2 Base Station Power Cables

Sync Cable

Sync Cable

Base Station Stand (x2)

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 checkout ➚

This equipment is renewable as long as there is no existing reservation.

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 check-out-able hardware 2 weeks in advance by going to the Media Desk in the David Kirk Digital Scholarship Commons on the bottom floor of McHenry Library.

Please be advised that the UCSC Library Reserves Policies ➚, including late fees, apply to our hardware checkouts.