Virtual Reality

The Lima Public Library is proud to present our HTC Vive Virtual Reality system provided by the Lima Library Association. The Lima/ Allen County community can experience virtual reality for free at the library during one of our events. For questions about our next virtual reality event please contact the Ask Here desk by calling 419-228-5113 ext. 128. 

We have many virtual reality games to choose from including:

  • Within- From gripping tales set in worlds of pure imagination to documentaries taking you further inside the news than ever before, Within brings together premium, story-based immersive content in a variety of genres
  • Apollo 11-  This VR experience is a recreation of the events which took place between July 16th and July 24th 1969. Now for the first time ever you get to experience this historic event through the eyes of those who lived through it
  • Fovos-  A post-apocalyptic horror, rail shooter set in a future where an omnipotent AI is taking over human brains through genetic implants
  • Google Earth VR-  Explore the world from totally new perspectives in virtual reality. Stroll the streets of Tokyo, soar over the Grand Canyon, or walk around the Eiffel Tower
  • Job Simulator- In a world where robots have replaced all human jobs, step into the "Job Simulator" to learn what it was like 'to job'
  • No Limits2 Roller Coaster- the ultimate roller coaster simulation that lets you experience authentic roller coaster thrills
  • Richie's Plank Experience- Are you afraid of heights- take an elevator to our plank that sits 160m above the ground, then dare to walk to the end
  • Skeet- A VR target shooting simulator- use one of three shotguns and shoot clay pigeons and other targets
  • Star Trek: Bridge Crew-  Will immerse you in the Star trek universe- make strategic decisions and coordinate actions with your crew
  • theBlu-  Experience the wonder and majesty of the ocean through a series of habitats and come face to face with some of the most awe inspiring species on the planet.
  • Tilt Brush- lets you paint in 3D space with virtual reality- unleash your creativity with three-dimensional brush strokes, stars, light, and even fire
  • Marius- This VR experience immerses the player in a huge library which can be fully explored. While the player walks around and plays with objects lying around, Marius is moving his trolley about. A great introductory experience.
  • Soundscape- Demo Edition - Soundscape transports the visual excitement of live music and festival stage production into VR while stripping away the inconveniences, paving the way for the next generation of music experiences.  Experience a single-song demo of the groundbreaking VR music visualizer Soundscape.
  • VRchaeology: Prologue- Equipped with your archaeological tools and a bit of TNT, you're on the hunt for treasure: bones, gold... anything that'll pay. In the distance, you make out the entrance to some sort of abandoned mine. Will this be the road to riches, or your doom? This 10 minute experience serves as the prologue to the VRchaeology episodic series.
  • Lifeliqe VR Museum - Learn about a cell, join ancient dinosaurs for a walk, or visit a prehistoric settlement that dates back to the seventh millennium B.C.  By visualizing scientific concepts and environments that would be otherwise inaccessible, learners can boost their curiosity and learning passion.
  • Google Spotlight Stories presents Pearl - Set inside their home, a beloved hatchback, Pearl follows a girl and her dad as they crisscross the country chasing their dreams. It’s a story about the gifts we hand down and their power to carry love. And finding grace in the unlikeliest of places.
  • Google Spotlight Stories presents Son of Jaguar- In the most important match of his life, the once mighty masked luchador, Son of Jaguar, faces his legacy, his family, and what it means to be a part of something bigger than himself. Directed by Jorge Gutierrez, creator and director The Book of Life.
  • Google Spotlight Stories presents Sonaria- In this VR experience, Sonaria follows two ever-changing creatures as they flow from one life-form to another on a vivid journey of sound and light. Sonaria’s visual language is simple and abstract, designed to suggest, while the sonic language is layered and immersive, designed to answer.
  • VR Multigames- Includes: Drone Fight, a lightsword game with drones, inspired by both lightblade VR and space pirate trainer. Last Stand, use your bow to survive for as long as possible.Goal Keeper, defend the goal with huge telescoping hands.
  • Buzz Aldrin: Cycling Pathways to Mars- Buzz Aldrin wants to be remembered for more than just "kicking up moon dust." He wants his legacy to include laying the groundwork for a permanent human settlement on Mars, and he has a plan. In the world’s first holographic legacy VR project, viewers will have a unique opportunity to ‘meet’ the astronaut through his hologram. Take a journey with Dr. Aldrin from his landing site on the moon to Mars as he shows you his plan for inhabiting the Red Planet.
  • The Body VR: Journey Inside a Cell- This educational virtual reality experience takes the user inside the human body. Travel through the bloodstream and discover how blood cells work to spread oxygen throughout the body. Enter one of the billions of living cells inside our body and learn how the organelles work together to fight deadly viruses.
  • Discovr™ Egypt: King Tut's Tomb- 1323 BC: a time when Egypt is a recognized world power. Its young leader, King Tutankhamun, has passed away and been buried in what will become one of the greatest icons of Ancient Egypt. The tomb is littered with treasures and artifacts symbolic of Ancient Egyptian culture.  Centuries later the tomb is uncovered by British archaeologist Howard Carter, and now you too can explore the tomb. Look around and learn about its contents in Discovry Mode, or take all the treasure before time runs out in Treasure Hunt. This mini experience takes approximately 10-20 minutes.
  • Star Chart- Delight in exploring the solar system, from the Sun to the smallest moons of Saturn and out to the coldest, darkest, farthest reaches of Pluto. Gaze down and marvel at our solar system from above. Look up in wonder at the rings of Saturn. Feel the awe of floating in space around worlds no human has yet set foot on. Understand how the constellations of our night sky are made up of stars distant to each other in both space and time. Embrace the impossible distances of our solar system and the inordinate scale of our universe.
  • Titanic VR- Diving to the bottom of the North Atlantic, you take on the role of Dr. Ethan Lynch, Associate Professor of Maritime Archaeology at the fictional University of Nova Scotia. With funding from a mysterious investor, Dr. Lynch and his PhD Candidate Jean Robinson have set out aboard a research vessel to dive the wreck of Titanic and answer questions that have remained submerged for a century.
  • 7VR Wonders- Have you ever imagined how it would be to explore the great wonders of the old world? Travel in time to the ancient world, discover colossal wonders and be amazed by these man made structure lost in the past. The Hanging Gardens Of Babylon, Statue Of Zeus, Mausoleum At Halicarnassus, The Great Pyramid Of Giza, Colossus Of Rhodes, Temple Of Artemis, Lighthouse Of Alexandria. Each wonder has a session time of approximately 3 minutes of experience.
  • Remembering Pearl Harbor- Told in three acts, the story is told through the point of view of Lt. James Downing, who at 103 is the second-oldest living American veteran to have witnessed that day. As postmaster of the USS West Virginia, Downing gave himself the task of writing letters to the families of men who died or were injured during the attack; those letters form an arc that the user follows through Downing’s experience of Dec. 7, 1941. In an American home of 1941, we hear from Downing about how the coming of war affected everyone in the U.S.; at Pearl Harbor after the attack, we see the breadth of the destruction; and in the present day, we learn how the experience has stayed with him for 75 years. Throughout the experience, users interact with. This experience was created in collaboration with the WWII Museum and the Library of Congress who provided expertise, artifacts, and primary sources; and with award-winning historian Craig Nelson as historical advisor. The experience has been created to be appropriate for audiences of all ages.