Gaming Room

Open to anyone with a library card. Visit the Media Services desk to check out games and controllers. When others are waiting, there is a 1-hour limit.

What We Have

Why We Offer Gaming in the Library

Many patrons ask us why we allow gaming in the library. Aren't libraries for learning? Of course they are! According to an article in Library Technology Reports, gaming fosters many different types of learning.

  1. Games test our problem-solving skills
  2. Games are inclusive
  3. Games create community
  4. Games facilitate learning
  5. Games provide fields for practice of leadership and team skills
  6. Games develop identity

But aren't video games violent?

Like television and movies, video games have an age-appropriate rating system.

The library's collection development policy states that we will only make video games available if they meet the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) criteria for all audiences (i.e. E for Everyone.)

More Games

Want to play even more games? Kids ages 2-12 are welcome to use the Digital Learning Computers in the Kids Center.

Hours
Mon - Thurs

9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Fri

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sat

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sun

1 p.m. - 6 p.m.