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Video Games

Popular Games

Wii Sports
Super Smash Bros
Call of Duty

How to Check Out Video Games

  1. Look up a game or console you would like to check out using Library Search. Use the "Video games" facet on the right side of the screen to help narrow your search. 
  2. Locate the call number for the game you would like to check out. Video game call numbers start with "GVD." (example: GVD2293) No call numbers are needed for console checkout.
  3. Bring your UCSC ID to the Science & Engineering Library to check out games, consoles, and game lab keys.


Important Notes

  • Games & consoles listed as "S&E GAMES" in Library Search are available for 2 week check-out. These items are subject to fines at full replacement costs plus administrative costs. Holds can be placed on checked out items in person at the circulation desk.
  • Checking consoles in and out takes some time; please be aware that the circulation desk closes 15 minutes before the building closes. Leave plenty of time for this transaction.


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About the Collection

The Science & Engineering Library's video game lab and collection was designed to allow the UCSC community to explore, research, and enjoy retro and modern video games. The collection includes over 1,000 games and 40 consoles available for checkout, as well as a lab space with gaming stations available for use.  Browse the collection.