VR Lab

Lab and HMD Reservations

The XR Lab is now open to reserve for your extended reality development needs. The University Library is happy to provide students, faculty, and staff a with research and development space for extended reality technologies. A VR Lab Tech will be available during the sessions to guide and aid your experience. The VR Lab is located in Room UL 4106 of the University Library. VR Lab weekly hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 am to 6pm. These hours are subject to change. Please contact the lab technician Jason Peercy for any questions.

The XR Lab includes 15 Meta Quest 2 HMDs (for use in the space, or for check out), 2 HP Windows HMDs, one MSI VR One Backpack PC, one HTC Vive HMD, and two desktop PCs with Unity 2021.3.12f1, Unreal 5, Side Quest, Steam, Epic Games, Blender, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, and Davinci Resolve for your XR R&D needs. The lab is available to all students, faculty and staff of IU for research and development, or to experience and gain a better understanding of this emerging technology. 

You can also visit the IU Knowledge Base for information about other Virtual Reality Resources at IUPUI.

Getting Started:


  1. Read our policies below, and be familiar with the University Library Policy.
  2. Schedule time to meet with our XR Lab Specialist who will guide you through the experience.
  3. Come to the lab (UL4106) to discuss research and development opportunities.

Equipment Available

XR Development Desktop PC - 2

Meta Quest 2 HMF - 15

HP Windows HMD - 2

HTC Vive HMD - 1

MSI VR One BackPack PC - 1


XR Lab Policies:

  • The XR lab is available to all IU students, faculty and staff.
  • Room reservation requests must be received at least two (weekday) business days in advance of the requested event.
  • The XR lab can be scheduled up to 2 hours per day per person or group.
  • When returning checked-out equipment, please contact Jason Peercy to confirm a drop off time to meet at UL RM 4106.
  • Walk-in visits are allowed when the lab is available.
  • The XR Lab follows the University Library Computer Use Policy.
  • Food and drink are not allowed within the XR lab by those reserving it.
  • Patrons must bring an external hard drive (SSD is best) to use and store project information.


  • Be aware of HMD cables during use.
  • Make certain the controllers are secured to your wrists.
  • Stay within the boundary grid during use.
  • If you feel nausea or discomfort, take the headset off and sit down.
  • Like other gaming products that produce light flashing visual effects, the VR headset may trigger epileptic seizures, fainting or dizziness, even if you have no history of these conditions.
  • Consult your doctor before using the VR equipment if you have a pre-existing medical condition (e.g. heart ailment, anxiety disorders, or PTSD).