Game Lab

Class being conducted in front of a large display showing a space themed gameGroup of people watching presentation on widescreen in the Hunt Library Game LabStudents playing video games in the Game Lab at the Hunt LibraryLibrary staff demonstrating the touch capabilities in the Game Lab.Session with classroom seating held in the Game Lab.Session with classroom seating held in the Game Lab.Students using the full display option in the Hunt Library Game Lab.
Class being conducted in front of a large display showing a space themed game
Group of people watching presentation on widescreen in the Hunt Library Game Lab
Students playing video games in the Game Lab at the Hunt Library
Library staff demonstrating the touch capabilities in the Game Lab.
Session with classroom seating held in the Game Lab.
Session with classroom seating held in the Game Lab.
Students using the full display option in the Hunt Library Game Lab.

Building: James B. Hunt Jr. Library

Floor: Third Floor

Rooms: 3201

The Game Lab supports the scholarly study of digital games, as well as providing flexible space for workshops, teaching, and interactive exploration of data. The Game Lab is available for open gaming when not reserved for other usage. The room is equipped with a 19.68’ x 4.43’ Leyard LED touch-interactive display, which can be used as a single panoramic screen or divided into up to three sections with varying inputs. 

NC State University students, faculty, and staff can request to reserve the Game Lab for the following uses: 

  • Class Visits
  • Special instruction sessions that utilize gaming and/or interactive technology 
  • Workshops
  • Masters & PhD Defenses

(If you need a meeting room or other event space, students and faculty can reserve a group study or faculty room. There are also more spaces available through Campus Enterprises (RAVE) and the McKimmon Center.)

  •   How do I reserve and access this space?

    Fill out the request form and a Libraries staff member will be in touch with you in 2-3 business days. Please submit the request at least 14 days in advance of the requested date.

  •   What's inside?
  •   Room specs & details

    See the Game Lab in action

    Recommended capacity: 10 - 20 depending on use and furniture 

    Display resolution:

    4800x1080. Display can be used as a single panoramic screen using the Windows PC or divided up into multiple sections with varying inputs.

    Available gaming systems include:

    • Microsoft Xbox One
    • Sony Playstation 4
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Windows PC with access to Steam

    Custom software allowed?

    Determined on a case-by-case basis.  Inquire with your event’s consultant.

    User video connections allowed?

    Yes, 2 HDMI inputs + 2 wireless displays

    Food / beverage / catering allowed? 

    No

    Public visibility?

    Public and private modes are available.   

    Special features:

    • Full-screen touch capability with up to 40 simultaneous touches.
    • 5.1 surround sound (5 sound channels + 1 subwoofer)
    • Bezel-free direct view LED video wall
  •   Furniture configurations

    These illustrations demonstrate some possibile configurations for the space.

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    Gaming


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    Workshop


  •   Design templates

    To help you design your presentation or experience, we provide these templates fitted to our screens:

  •   How do I get there?

    Using Elevators

    • Go through the library gates past Ask Us
    • Continue straight until you reach the blue or third hallway to your right.
    • Turn right into the hallway for the elevators.
    • Take the elevators to the third floor.
    • After leaving the elevator bay, turn right and continue straight until you pass the stairs on your right.
    • The Game Lab will be on your right opposite the Dataspace.

    Using Stairs

    • Go through the library gates past Ask Us
    • Take the yellow stairs on your right to the third floor.
    • Turn right and Game Lab will be in on your right opposite the Dataspace.
  •   Who do I contact?