Virtual Reality (VR) is a computer-generated immersive environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly real way by the user using special equipment like a headset or controllers Augmented Reality (AR) overlays a digital image or environment over the existing “real” one that users can interact with? Ex: Pokemon Go
McGill has one HTC Vive and one Microsoft HoloLens available to book for use in the library. This service is available for free to current students and faculty.
- Check availability for VR and AR via McGill's booking service. Booking is required at least 24 hours in advance (not including weekends).
- Select the time and date you'd like to reserve with the equipment. You will receive a confirmation to your McGill email.
- Check in with the staff member in the Research Commons (RM-22A, in Research Commons Room B) at the predetermined time. Staff will provide access to the equipment. Please arrive within 15 minutes of the reservation start time or it will be canceled.
- Before using VR/AR for the first time, you will have to sign a waiver. Staff will provide the waiver and brief instructions when you arrive.