Let’s Play! Meet the Library’s Video Game Collection

Did you know that you can check out video games, consoles, and even a VR gaming headset all at the DePaul University Library? Or that between the John T. Richardson Library and the Loop Library, we have over 500+ games in our collection ranging from the Nintendo 3DS to the PS5? Well now you do!

The DePaul University Library is happy to announce that the video games available at the JTR Library are now circulating and more easily browsable on the 1st Floor. For the past decade, the games were behind the Access Services Desk in the JTR Library, which prevented awareness of the collection. The Library Floor Map has been updated to show where the video game shelves are now located by the Group Work Tables in the JTR Library. The video game collection at the Loop Library continues to be browsable near the library entrance.

There is no cost to check out any of the available video games or consoles. The only limit for video game check out is 2 games at a time on one person’s account. Games are checked out for 1 week, and consoles are checked out for 2 weeks. Any current DePaul student, staff, or faculty member can check out materials from these collections. Please bring the games you want to check out to the Access Services Desk, which is also where you can check out available video game consoles.

To see a full list of our available video games, please see the Video Games Collection page. Any additional information can be found on the on Loanable Technology page.

The JTR Library console collection includes:

Xbox One

PlayStation 4

PlayStation Classic

PlayStation Vita

PlayStation VR

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Wii U

Nintendo 3DS

The Loop Library console collection includes:

Xbox One

PlayStation 4

PlayStation 3

PlayStation Portable

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Wii 

Nintendo 3DS

None of our video game collection would exist without the College of Computing and Digital Media, who has worked with the Loop Library and JTR Library since 2013 to help students gain access to video games and consoles. A huge thank you to CDM for helping us support students by giving them the opportunity to play these games and use these consoles.

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