VR Studio

A computer with VR equipment: headset and two handheld controllersA large room with six large boxes taped out on the floor. Each box corresponds to a computer workstation that has VR equipmentStudent wearing a VR headset and holding two controllers, with a screen showing a 3D space behind her with cartoon characters in itA computer with VR equipmentThree computer stations, each with VR equipment, and a large screen that says Virtual and Augmented RealityStudent at a computer with a 3D image on the screenA student holding a Nintendo Switch and controlling small cars through a race course on the floor
A computer with VR equipment: headset and two handheld controllers
A large room with six large boxes taped out on the floor. Each box corresponds to a computer workstation that has VR equipment
Student wearing a VR headset and holding two controllers, with a screen showing a 3D space behind her with cartoon characters in it
A computer with VR equipment
Three computer stations, each with VR equipment, and a large screen that says Virtual and Augmented Reality
Student at a computer with a 3D image on the screen
A student holding a Nintendo Switch and controlling small cars through a race course on the floor

Building: D. H. Hill Jr. Library

Floor: Second Floor, West Wing

Rooms: 2317, 2318

Know before you go:

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.

What can I do in 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.

Reserve a VR Workstation

  •   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.

    Access policies

    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. 

  •   What's inside?
  •   How do I get there?

    Brickyard Entrance

    Elevator

    • Enter the Hill Library.
    • Go through the library gates and turn right.
    • Continue towards the reading room and the elevator bay will be on your left. 
    • Take the elevator to the first floor.
    • Turn right after exiting the elevator bay and follow the balcony around to the Ask Us lobby.
    • Turn left to enter the West Wing; the elevator will be on your right.
    • Take the elevator to floor 1L.
    • Continue straight towards to end of the hallway.
    • There will be an elevator on your right near the end of the seating area.
    • 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.

    Stairs

    • Enter the Hill Library.
    • Go through the library gates.
    • Take the main stairs to the first floor lobby.
    • Turn left and enter the West Wing.
    • Continue straight until you see the large staircase.
    • Take the 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.

    Hillsborough St. Entrance

    Elevator

    • Enter the Hill Library.
    • Go through the library gates and turn left.
    • The elevator will be on your left. 
    • 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.

    Stairs

    • Enter the Hill Library.
    • 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?