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Library Equipment: VR Devices

An overview of equipment available for loan or use within the Library.

Trial Service

This is a trial service. Access to devices, types of devices available and rules around borrowing may change as we learn more about these devices and how borrowers are using them. 

If you've borrowed a device, please tell us about your experience.

Meta Quest 2

The Library has a collection of 6 Meta Quest 2 virtual reality (VR) headset kits thMeta Quest 2 headset and controllersat SAIT students and staff may borrow borrow for up to 3 days. You can ask for a Meta Quest 2 kit at the Library's Information Desk.  

Each kit contains:

  • Meta Quest 2 Headset 
  • Meta Quest 2 Left and Right Controllers  
  • Meta Quest 2 Silicon Face Cover 
  • Charging cable and power block

These kits are offered to individual SAIT students and staff on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be pre-booked. The complete kit must be returned on the due date and be available to other borrowers for 1 day before you can borrow again. You may renew a kit once, for an additional 3 day loan.

to Meta Quest 2

The MetaQuest 2 should already be logged to a generic user account when you start it. We have two pre-set user accounts:

  • Debra Ramoe
  • Jack Dawsen

If you need to login, use the credentials listed on the inside of your kit. Do not use or create a personal account.

If you're on a SAIT Campus when using the device, you'll be asked to join the SAIT Guest Wi-Fi network, after starting the Meta Quest 2. Just scroll down and click "Accept". 

If you're off-campus, you can go to Settings to join a local Wi-Fi network. But, many of the pre-set experiences will also work off-line.

Finally, remember to disconnect from any networks or applications before turning off the device. 

Getting Help

These pre-loaded devices will not begin with an introduction to the controls for the Meta Quest 2 and will instead load in a menu. In order to go access an initial tutorial:

  1. Select the grey, nine dot menu from the first Task Bar, using the button on the back of the controller
  2. Point to the First Steps app and select it to learn the full controls

You can find more information and tutorial videos on Meta Quest support.

Included Experiences

The Meta Quest 2 headset is a VR device designed for gaming, live events, training and more. The Library's headsets come with pre-set experiences for you to explore:

  1. First Steps: an introduction to Meta Quest 2 controls.
  2. Beat Saber: a popular VR game typically used to get participants familiar with the controls and thinking about the entertainment possibilities. 
  3. Brink Traveler: a VR tourism app that replicates natural destinations around the world. The app is great for introducing people to walking around a virtual world and managing their digital space.
  4. Gravity Sketch: a 360 degree art application perfect for discussing design in VR.
  5. YouTube VR: an application watching 360 degree videos.

Please do not add any software or change device settings.

Check Availability

Use the link below to check on the availability VR kits. You may need to click "Show more items" at the bottom of the the locations list to see all our kits.

Safety Information

While using the headset, ensure:

  1. You are only using the headset indoors.
  2. You have a clear space around you, including overhead objects and on the floor.

Users will need to set up a Guardian Barrier - a limit the headset puts up that will prompt the user when they are moving close to an object or wall. It is the responsibility of the user to set up proper barriers and to keep the area clear.

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