Virtual Learning Center

On the 3rd Floor of the Library, students and faculty can get hands on training with the usage of fully immersive VR Headsets.

Operating Hours

Fall Semester 2021 Hours

Monday-Thursday: 12pm - 7pm
Friday-Sunday: Closed

VLC Contact Information:


Phone: (904) 620-4038

Building 12, Rm # 3401 


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Call Us (904) 620-2615

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Book a Station or Schedule a Visit

If you would like to try VR for yourself by booking a VR headset for learning or leisure, click the "Reserve VR Station" below. Virtual Learning staff will walk you through how to use the headset if you aren't sure, or you can play your own VR applications using your personal Steam Account. If you are interested in using the space for research, or would like more information on Virtual Reality in education, please schedule a consultation with the Virtual Learning Librarian using the "Research Consultation" button. If you are interested in booking the entire space for a class or workshop, please use the "Instruction Request" button.


Reserve VR Station


 Research Consultation 


 Instruction Request


For general questions about the Virtual Learning Center, or the educational and research uses of VR, AR, and MR, please email Kelly Hovinga

About the Virtual Learning Center

student using a standing VR station with staff helpingThe Virtual Learning Center (VLC) provides a space for faculty and student interaction with virtual content that enhances learning. Faculty and students can explore and gain a better understanding of this emerging technology with Vive Pro Eye Headsets and a variety of games and experiences.

Virtual Reality is the perception of being physically present in a non-physical world. In other words, it is transporting you to a different, virtual reality. 

The VLC is located on the third floor of the library and offers the following:

  • 16 Dell desktop computers: 3 standing and 13 sitting spaces
  • 13 wired Vive Pro Eye Virtual Reality headsets
  • 3 wireless Vive Pro Eye Virtual Reality headsets
  • Steam - Virtual Reality software. Offers experiences and games.
  • Unity - Software that allows Virtual Reality builds and customization. Users must provide their own Unity login. 

Access the Virtual Learning Center's Digital Commons Collection here.

First Time Visiting

Before Arriving

All new users must complete the Virtual Learning Center User Acknowledgement and create a Steam Account before using equipment. 

  • VLC User Acknowledgment: contains valuable information regarding safe usage of materials. 
  • Steam Account: is free and allows you to access our virtual reality experiences. Please make sure you have access to the email account you used to set up Steam, as you will receive an authentication code when using the VLC. 

Thomas G. Carpenter Library

1 UNF Drive

Jacksonville, FL 32224

Phone: 904-620-2615

Text: 904-507-4122

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The Carpenter Library aspires to be the intellectual center of its community, to foster innovations that lead to the discovery of knowledge, and to further the research and scholarly endeavors of its users.

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