Building: D. H. Hill Jr. Library
Floor: Second Floor, West Wing
Rooms: 2317, 2318
Know before you go:
- Only currently affiliated students, faculty, and staff of NC State can use the VR Studio. View all access policies.
- First-time users: take the VR Studio Orientation (online) before you visit.
- Guarantee a workstation will be available when you arrive by reserving the space in advance
- We offer technology consultations on VR and related topics to help with your projects.
Virtual reality (VR) provides new ways for us to control computers and interact with digital environments. The VR Studio at the D.H. Hill Jr. Library is a space for experimenting with virtual and mixed reality hardware, developing exciting new interactive media experiences, and enjoying a deep catalog of VR experiences.
Our studio is equipped with seven PC workstations built for working with demanding graphics and real-time computing. The studio is staffed at all times that it is open; we're happy to help you customize any workstation to suite your project's needs. This can include the virtual reality equipment already running at the workstations (including the Oculus Rift, HTC VIVE Pro, Valve Index, and Oculus Quest) as well as a wide array of extended reality hardware available for use within the VR Studio.
Have a request for a piece of software or hardware you'd like to see in the Virtual Reality Studio? Let us know with as much information on the item as possible.
How do I reserve and access this space?
Only currently affiliated students, faculty, and staff of NC State may gain access to the Hill Library VR Studio.
The orientation session for the VR Studio is available online and on-demand.
Reserve a VR Workstation in advance (optional).
To set up a consultation, to access the room outside of open hours, or for other special inquiries, please send us a request.
All NC State University Libraries Virtual Reality (VR) Studio services and tools are available to all students, faculty, and staff at NC State. You must have a valid Wolfpack One Card and Unity ID. Users must complete a VR Orientation and sign a D. H. Hill Jr. Virtual Reality (VR) Studio User Agreement to use the VR Studio.
Priority is given to academic and research use of the VR workstations.
Guests of authorized NC State University students, faculty, and staff are permitted at the discretion of the VR Studio staff.
No one under the age of 13 is permitted to use the VR Studio equipment.
No food permitted. Drinks with lids are allowed.
No VR sessions may start within 15 minutes of closing.
Users of the VR Studio agree to this statement on intellectual property: "I warrant that I am authorized to use the applicable files, data, images, or any other materials (collectively “Content”) in the VR Studio and that the use of the Content will not infringe upon any third-party’s copyright, patent, trademark trade secret or other proprietary or intellectual property rights."
VR Studio users are expected to follow safety rules and use the VR Studio exclusively for lawful purposes that respect the policies of North Carolina State University and the NC State University Libraries as well as the safety and well-being of all students, faculty, staff, and patrons.
How do I get there?
Enter the Hill Library from the Hillsborough St. entrance. Turn left and ask the staff at the desk to open the door to the elevator bay. Take the elevator to the second floor, and turn right. Take the hallway on the right and then turn left. The VR Studio is on your right before the glass doors.
Enter the Hill Library from the Hillsborough St. entrance. Go through the gates and the stairs will be on your right. Take these stairs to the second floor, and turn left. Continue down the hallway stopping before you reach the glass doors. The VR Studio is the door on the right.
Who do I contact?