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South Dakota State Library Services

A list of services provided by the South Dakota State Library.

Virtual Reality Oculus Go

  

 

Bring the FUTURE to your library by learning about VR (Virtual Reality) from the South Dakota State Library!

SDSL received two “Oculus Go VR” headsets from a grant through Oculus to fourteen Western State Library agencies. VR (Virtual Reality) in libraries allows librarians and their patrons an opportunity to explore and create best practices in promoting the use of educational VR content in the library setting. It is also part of a continuing effort to develop programs of STEM related technologies for public libraries and their communities.

Previously, public libraries were able to checkout with another South Dakota library and communicate with other patrons across the state. These headsets are not recommended for anyone under the age of thirteen and should only be worn for thirty minutes at a time. A user agreement and liability waiver must be signed by an adult for any minor child thirteen years of age or older to use the device.
(South Dakota State Library will no longer be circulating the Oculus Go Headset after September 15, 2021.) 

New VR-Cover is available. The facial interface and foam replacement set allows for easy wipe-clean outer surface between uses with antibacterial wipes. It is made of high-quality PU leather material that is soft on the skin. 

Resources 

Virtual Reality in Public Libraries

Tech Time with Purpose: A Creative Approach to Using Digital Devices with Young Children

Tech Time with Purpose: Quick Guide 

Digital Technology and Child Development: A Literature Review 

Oculus Go Website  

Oculus Go New User Set Up Guide Video: The Oculus Go app is already downloaded on the tablet included in the kit. An Oculus Go account has been set up on the Oculus Go app.