VIRL has added a video game collection to its catalogue in a bid to keep up with its changing customer demographics. The games have been in circulation since the beginning of November. (Pixabay)

VIRL adds video games to catalogue

Playstation, Nintendo and Xbox games now available for loan

It’s-a me, Mario! Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) has added a new video game collection to its catalogue.

VIRL card-holders can now access hundreds of video games for Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.

With a shifting user demographic, VIRL said the addition of video games is to keep in line with customer interests.

“We know that our customers are avid media consumers,” said Emily Matthews, VIRL divisional manager of collections and support services. “Video games are wildly popular in our communities, particularly with Millenials and Generation Xers, and it is vital that we provide library content to complement their interests and passions. We are so excited to be offering this service.”

Thirty titles are registered at the Campbell River branch with more than 150 in circulation across the district.

They will be available for one week, with the option to renew twice if there are no holds. Late fines are at the same rate as adult DVDs – $0.30 per day.

With the new collection, the library is looking to gather user feedback. A comment card is included with each game case.

At this time, you’ll need to have your own game console at home, the library is just loaning out games.

The library is also looking to offer more game-based programming.

“These type of programs help promote our branches as social hubs and community gathering spaces throughout our service area,” a news release said.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Carihi Tyees win Island Championships

Senior girls volleyball team only lost two sets in the whole tournament

Campbell River RCMP look to identify four break-in suspects

Quinsam Communications had three separate break-ins Wednesday night, four suspects wanted

Stuck barge removed from Quadra, TSB on its way to investigate

‘Had it been loaded with railcars containing toxic chemicals … we may have had a serious issue’

Fish Are Food: A look at seafood sustainability

Conference at Maritime Heritage Centre to discuss food security from a marine perspective

Area director concerned about status of barge ahead of expected windy conditions

Uncertainty of Nana Provider’s hull condition adding to unease

Teen with cancer whose viral video urged Canadians to vote has died, uncle tweets

Maddison Yetman had been looking forward to voting in her first federal election since junior high school

Rowing Canada, UVic investigate celebrated coach for harassment, abuse

Lily Copeland says she felt intimidated and trapped by Williams

Cleanup in the works after tanker truck fire leads to oil spill in B.C.’s Peace region

The province said the majority of the spilled oil likely burned away in the fire.

Fisherman missing near Lake Cowichan’s Shaw Creek

Family is asking for everyone and anyone to keep their eyes open,… Continue reading

BC VIEWS: Action needed on healthcare workplace violence

While we’ve been talking about it, the number of B.C. victims has only grown

Closing arguments begin in B.C. case launched in 2009 over private health care

Dr. Day said he illegally opened the Cambie Surgery Centre in 1996 in order to create more operating-room time

MacLean says “Coach’s Corner is no more” following Cherry’s dismissal from Hockey Night

Cherry had singled out new immigrants in for not honouring Canada’s veterans and fallen soldiers

MacKinnon powers Avs to 5-4 OT win over Canucks

Vancouver battled back late to pick up single point

Poole’s Land finale: Tofino’s legendary ‘hippie commune’ being dismantled

Series of land-use fines inspire owner Michael Poole to sell the roughly 20-acre property.

Most Read