Video Games Collection Launches During International Games Day

A few months ago, we talked with Inquiry Librarian and Lead for Learning Technologies Simon Lee about video game events and activities in Powell, as well as the video game collection he was working on at the time. Now, we have an update: the Video Games Collection launched during International Games Day! 

The collection consists of almost 50 games, including titles ranging from Skyrim to Mario Kart 8. It encompasses the Xbox One, Xbox 360, Playstation 4, Playstation 3, and Wii U systems. The video games, as well as books on video games and gaming, are on the shelves in the East Rotunda and are available for checkout for entertainment or teaching purposes. The collection is spread between Powell, and the Arts and Music libraries, which have musical scores, sound recordings, and materials on game design.

The games were a definite hit at this year’s International Games Day, and we can’t wait to see how the Video Games Collection grows in the future, and how it integrates into the UCLA community. It’s the result of a lot of hard work and community building from students, staff, and faculty. Congratulations to everyone who helped make this collection happen! 

Looking for materials related to the Video Games Collection? You can do an advanced search in the library catalog for “Vid Video Game Collection” under the Special Collections/Archive code, or you can go to the research guide.