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Virtual Reality at PUL

Virtual reality (VR) is a realistic and immersive simulation of a virtual environment, experienced through interactive software and hardware. VR technology is available to the Princeton University community at the Stokes Library in Wallace Hall.

Meta Quest 3 VR headsets - now available at Stokes Library!


Stokes Library is now lending Meta Quest 3 Virtual Reality headsets for checkout. For access to this equipment please email


Available to Borrow


Oculus Quest

The Oculus Quest is the first all in one gaming headset. The Quest is the most cutting edge mobile VR headset on the market and provides a truly immersive environment. 
  1. The user must download the Oculus Quest application onto their smartphone.
  2. After completion of download the user will need to create an account on the application and pair the device to their phone.
  3. The application will prompt the user to enter a five digit code available on the screen of the headset to finish pairing.
  4. The user must be connected to Wifi to finalize the process. 
  5. The user will then go through a guided introduction prompted by the headset.
  6. The user can now download applications within the Oculus app and play!
  7. The user must wipe down the entire headset, with exception of the lenses, with proved anti-bacterial wipes before and after use.
    1. Do not wipe the lenses with anti-bacterial wipes.
  • Troubleshooting:
    • If the application is having difficulties pairing please check the wifi connection.
    • If the controllers are not working, please check the battery life.
    • If the headset is not working, please check the battery life. 
Further support/resources:
  • Seven Oculus Quest headsets available for borrowing, free-play, or curricula programming. 
  • Adjustable Oculus Quest headset.
  • Two touch controllers.
    • Need AA batteries.
  • 15W power adapter.
  • Frame friendly spacer.
  • Oculus Quest application.

Pansonite VR Headset

The Pansonite VR Headset with controller is a robust phone based VR operating system. 
  • Requires Android 4.1 or higher.
  • Required IOS 8.0 or higher.
  • Not all phones work with VR. 


  • Eight Pansonite VR headsets available for borrowing, free-play, or curricula programming. 
  • Pansonite adjustable headset.
  • Bluetooth capable remote (IOS only).
    • AAA batteries. 
  • VR application, e.g., Google Play.