Answered By: Research Center Desk
Last Updated: Aug 09, 2022     Views: 793

The University Libraries maintains a small collection of video game consoles and titles in support of the game design curriculum on campus. Since it is a very small collection, borrowing privileges are limited to DU Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni. Iliff and Law students may also check out video games and consoles. All video games and consoles circulate for two weeks, and can be renewed if no one else is waiting for the item.

To find video games that the library owns and lends, begin from the library's homepage and click on "Advanced Search":

Compass search box on library homepage with Advanced Search option highlighted.

Begin by limiting your search with the following three steps:

  1. Change the "Any field" drop-down menu to Genre

  2. Change the second drop-down menu defaulting to "contains" to is (exact)

  3. Type "Video games" into the empty field

At this point, you may run your search by clicking on the green "Search" button. Optionally, you may use the second line to search for a specific title, or to bring up only those titles for a specific console. Thus, if you add "Playstation 4" into the second field, your search results will be limited to only PS4 games in the library's collection.

Compass advanced search with Genre chosen in the first drop-down menu, "is(exact)" chosen for the second, and "Video games" typed into the search box,

As with other items in the library's collection, if a game is "Available", you can use "Request It" to have the video game held for you at the Lending Desk. You will receive an email when it is ready to be picked up. If it is checked out, you can place a request and will be notified that it is ready for pick up after it is returned.

Video games can be browsed in the Main Library itself on the upper level, in the Video Area, alongside DVDs and other audiovisual content. All video games are located in the call number area GV1469.35; feel free to ask a librarian if you need help finding this location.

Consoles are also available for lending. While they can also be found by searching the library's catalog, use the links below to find the console you're interested in borrowing:

Nintendo Wii
Nintendo WiiU

Nintendo Switch

Sony Playstation 3
Sony Playstation 4

Microsoft Xbox 360
Microsoft Xbox One

If a console is "Available," use the "Request" button and the item will be held for you at the Main Library (consoles cannot be checked out from other library locations). You may also simply ask staff at the Lending Desk about checking out consoles not presently being borrowed.

Compass record for Microsoft XBOX ONE, with the Request option highlighted.