Who says the library is only for reading and studying? When the new Game Room opens on July 6, you will be able to check out and play video games. The Game Room is located in Room 218 of Belk Library and Information Commons.
An initiative of the library’s Technology Services, the Game Room will open on Monday, July 6, 2015. Our tech people have installed a multimedia rack in the room that houses three gaming systems: Xbox One, Nintendo Wii U, and Playstation 4. A dual boot Mac mini computer is also available.
Booking and Using the Game Room
You can book Room 218 for a maximum of 4 hours, and the room can be used for either group study purposes or to play video games. To use the room for gaming, you must check out a key from the Tech Desk on the Lower Level to open the cabinet containing the game consoles.
Checking Out and Playing Video Games
In addition to using the gaming consoles, you may also check out a container with game controllers and a limited number of video games. We have approximately five games and four controllers for each game system.
Technology Services will work with the Learning and Research Services team to minimize any disruption to other students and staff. We will also be getting some sound dampening in the room to help offset any potential noise issues.
In conjunction with the library’s Service Implementation committee, we will address signage and other communication needs. If you have any questions, please contact Scott Rice, Coordinator of Technology Services (email: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 828-262-8306).
EDITOR’S NOTE: Photograph courtesy of Chris Liucci, Technology Services.