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Video Games

Video Games Science & Engineering Library

The Basics

Who can use the Video Game Lab? 

  • The Science & Engineering Video Game Lab is open to all UCSC students, faculty, and staff.

Where is the Video Game Lab located? 

  • Science & Engineering Library, main floor.

When is the Video Game Lab open? 

I'm ready to play. How do I get started? 

  • Check out a key to a gaming station from the circulation desk with you UCSC ID card. Keys check out for four hours at a time.


You may bring your own video games to play in the S&E Video Game Lab, or you can check out a game from the circulation desk. Browse the collection.

The Consoles

The following consoles are available for play in the Video Game Lab: 


  • Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) 
  • Super Nintendo 
  • Nintendo Gamecube 
  • Nintendo 64
  • Nintendo Wii


  • Xbox
  • Xbox 360
  • Xbox One


  • Sega Genesis
  • Sega Saturn
  • Sega Dreamcast


  • Playstation 1
  • Playstation 2
  • Playstation 3
  • Playstation 4
  • Japanese Playstation 2