Let’s Experience it!

 

Do you ever wish that you could wear someone else’s shoes for a little while, and see new sights, travel to the moon, dissect a body, defuse a bomb, fly?  We are pretty sure you’ve thought about it – as have your patrons.

The Colorado State Library wants to help your patrons do just this, with our Adventure Kits.   Adventure Kits use virtual reality and simulation to help your patrons stretch the boundaries of their experience without leaving the library.  

Borrow one of our Let’s Experience It! Resource Kits for individual patron experiences or a shared adventure experience.   

 


Virtual Reality Kits

AboutAudienceContentsFurther ReadingTemplatesBorrow the Kit

In this kit, you will find an Oculus Go loaded with apps to bring your patrons experiences, stories, and fun. Some of the apps provide 360-degree video, others provide a fully virtual experience of whole environments.

This kit is designed to be used by people 13 years of age and older. The Oculus VR company warns against those under 13 years of age using the product.

There will need to be a staff person or volunteer available while the equipment is in use to assist the user. Situational awareness, the awareness of your surroundings, while wearing the Oculus Go is extremely restricted. Do not leave the Oculus Go user alone in public space.

Most activities are designed for one person with a few exceptions. With the Oculus Go, walking is not necessary, but looking around is. We recommend a chair that turns all the way around (like an office desk chair) and enough space to spin in it with arms out.

We have included a User Agreement and we recommend you have every patron using the Oculus Go sign one. We have also included a User Agreement for Young adults (age 13-17) that should be signed by a parent or legal guardian. We do not need the signed User Agreements back, they are to release your institution from liability.

  • 1 Oculus GO VR headset in a black case.
    • Oculus Go Standalone Virtual Reality Headset – 32GB goggles
    • Remote control
    • 2 Spare AA rechargeable batteries in a mini zipper bag
    • 10 foot USB cable and USB wall plug adapter.
  • 1 Google Cardboard VR Headset
  • 1 Onn plastic smartphone VR Headset, Blue or Pink
    • Laminated instruction manual
  • 1 SteelSeries Stratus Duo Wireless Gaming Controller
  • 1 iPad Mini 2 – 16GB
    • 1 Apple USB charger cord
    • 1 Apple wall plug adapter
    • 1 Laminated sheet: Casting to the iPad Mini
  • 1 Black 3 ring binder
    • 1 Black USB key shaped flash drive
    • 7 laminated VR activities menus
    • 1 laminated Oculus Go VR warnings notice
  • 1 Technology How-To Guide spiral-bound booklet – glossy card
  • 1 VR in Libraries spiral-bound booklet
  • 1 Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes: Bomb Defusal Manual spiral-bound booklet
  • 1 Clipboard
    • 1 Feedback form
    • Contents checklist
  • Plastic zippered bag with cleaning supplies:
    • 1 pack Purell wipes
    • 1 bag anti-static screen cleaners
    • 1 bag grey screen cleaning micro cloth

Overviews

Viewing Virtual Reality

Educational apps for virtual reality

VR in Education

Business and VR

Health and VR

Tips/Tutorials for Creating VR

Developer Resources

To borrow a kit, you will need to be enrolled in the CSL Resource Kit Borrowing Program. Your “Kit account” is the same as your CSL Book Club account if you participate in that program. If you already have a CSL Book Club user number and password, skip to step 4 below.

  1. Go to https://cslkits.cvlsites.org/enroll/
  2. Complete and submit the enrollment form.
  3. You will receive an email with a user number and password for your library within a short time.
  4. Go to our online resource catalog at https://csl.catalog.aspencat.info/
  5. Login into your CSL account using the “Login” button at the top right of the screen.
  6. Use the Search bar, or browse for “Resource Kit”, to find the Kit you want to borrow.
  7. Place a Hold on the desired kit.
  8. The loan period is 2 months. If the kit is available, it will be sent to you the next business day via the Statewide courier. If it is checked out to another library, your hold will remain in place until the item is available or you cancel the hold.
  9. Please remember to submit feedback either on the paper form included on the clipboard in the kit or online at – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdq7heJdn8StKhTGWHVwEcr9Pbl_K_KYFfCv3glbgBKNlj08A/viewform

The kits are not available for loan to out-of-state libraries, or organizations other than libraries, at this time. Kits cannot be reserved for a specific date in the future.

Contact  Kit Support (303-866-6900) with questions.

Returning the kit
As you prepare to return the kit, please verify that it is complete using the Kit Contents checklist on the back cover of the included binder. Be sure to include your completed Feedback Form so that we can improve the experience for everyone.

 

Escape Room Adventure Kits (coming soon)