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We now have VR headsets available to be signed out for 7 days from the Casa Loma and St. James LLC locations. Please see the below details on the sets that are available to be signed out:

  • Casa Loma LLC: 9 sets of the Oculus Quest
  • St. James LLC: 10 sets of the PICO Neo 3 

Did you know the Casa Loma Library Learning Commons has a new Virtual Reality Lab? The space is dedicated to bookable Virtual Reality stations where you can enjoy playing games just for fun!

Read more about the Casa Loma Virtual Reality Lab and find instructions on how to book the space.


Oculus Quest

PICO Neo 3

Please use caution when using Virtual Reality equipment.

VR technology may provoke unwanted side effects in users, but it's important to note that not everyone will experience side effects.

Moderation, taking breaks, and following best practices for VR use can help mitigate the potential negative effects. If you experience persistent discomfort or adverse effects, it's a good idea to consult a medical professional.

Please be aware of the following:

Motion Sickness: VR can cause motion sickness, especially when there's a disconnect between what the eyes see and what the inner ear perceives.

Nausea: Similar to motion sickness, some users may experience nausea or discomfort due to the conflicting sensory signals received by the brain.

Eye Strain: Prolonged use of VR can lead to eye strain, as the eyes may need to focus on screens at a close distance for extended periods.

Visual Fatigue: Staring at a VR screen for too long can result in visual fatigue and discomfort, similar to staring at a computer screen for extended periods.

Disorientation: After using VR, some individuals might experience a temporary sense of disorientation, where the real world feels strange or distant.

Dizziness: Rapid movements and changes in perspective in VR environments can lead to dizziness or a feeling of being off-balance.

Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions: Individuals with pre-existing conditions such as epilepsy, certain heart conditions, or psychological disorders may find that VR exacerbates their symptoms.

Decreased Spatial Awareness: Prolonged VR use might affect an individual's sense of real-world spatial awareness once they remove the headset.

Skin Irritation: Wearing a VR headset for prolonged periods may lead to skin irritation, pressure sores, or discomfort on the face.