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This guide will help you get started with VAPLD Oculus Quest VR equipment

Check out an Oculus Quest headset

The Oculus Quest is an all-in-one gaming system built for virtual reality. Play standing or sitting as you are transported into virtual worlds.

Oculus headsets are available for VAPLD cardholders ages 13 and up to check-out. They check-out for three weeks and are not renewable. They can be placed on hold. The Oculus headsets are checked out and returned to the Circulation Desk. The Oculus kit includes a headset with an eyeglass spacer and two controllers. A number of games are pre-loaded onto the device. A number of virtual worlds and experiences are also accessible from the device.

Check the Library's catalog for availability and to place a hold on an Oculus headset.

Safety Information

The Oculus Quest is recommended for ages 13 and older

  • Be aware of your surroundings. An empty space of 6.5 feet by 6.5 feet is recommended for many games. Make sure this space is free of tripping hazards. Use the instructions from the Oculus headset to set up a Guardian that allows you to safely move your arms and legs without hitting any thing.
  • Use the wrist straps attached to the controllers.
  • Use the provided disposable face shield while using the Oculus
  • A charger is included for recharging the headset.
  • Play the First Steps game first. It is a tutorial for how to use the Oculus controllers.
  • Enjoy all games that are downloaded to the Oculus! You cannot add games to the Oculus, but please give us suggestions for future purchases.
  • Keep the Oculus stored in its case when not in use.
Important Lens care information!
  • The lenses are very sensitive to sunlight, use only indoors and keep from direct sunlight.
  • Only use the enclosed microfiber cloth to clean smudges from the lenses.

For more information check out the Oculus support page 

Getting Started

  • Loop the enclosed paper mask over your ears and across your face before putting on the headset
  • Adjust headset for a tight but comfortable fit.
  • Tighten up your wrist straps.
  • Turn on the headset by holding down the button on the front, right temple for 3 seconds.
  • Set or make adjustments to your Guardian (play area).
  • Adjust sound and visuals from the bottom of the headset.

Inside VR

  • Click on the App Launcher to the right (the 9 dots) to launch the games which are downloaded to the headset.
  • Use the dropdown menu in the upper right of the Library to view the installed games.
  • To end a game, click on the Oculus button on your controller.
  • To turn the headset off, hold down start button until the Power Off options appears.
  • Use the controller to select Power Off.

Headset Controls

Basic Kit Conents

  • VR Headset

  • Eyeglass extender (already attached)

  • Left Controller

  • Right Controller

  • Power cord

  • Wall adaptor

  • Travel case

  • Lens cleaning cloth

How to Videos

The videos below will show you how to set up a safe play area or share your VR experience with others by casting to a nearby TV.