Gaming Lab Policy

Gaming Lab Policy

Gaming Lab

The Gaming Lab is located on the second floor of the J. Murrey Atkins Library next to the Technology Support Desk. The lab consists of three bookable gaming stations equipped with an Alienware gaming PC, an Xbox 360, and a PlayStation 4 Pro. Games, controllers, and headsets for use with the consoles are available for checkout at the Technology Support Desk between 8:00am - 10:00pm, Monday - Friday. Students may also bring their own games and accessories to use in the lab if they prefer.


The Gaming Lab is open whenever the library is open, but games, controllers, and headsets are only available for checkout when the Technology Services Desk is open. Visit the library’s hours calendar for updated Technology Services Desk hours.

Using the Gaming Lab:

Each gaming station must be reserved using the Study Room booking system and is subject to the Study Room Policies. Once you have reserved a station, print out your reservation ticket and place it on your gaming station’s ticket hook. Stations may be booked for up to (3 hours) at a time.

A limited selection of games, controllers, headsets, and other accessories for use with the gaming stations are available for checkout at the Technology Support Desk during regular operating hours. During non-operating hours and on the weekends when the desk is closed, you may bring personal games and accessories to use in the lab. Atkins Library will not be held responsible for personal games or equipment left in the area or in the gaming consoles. For the complete inventory list and hours, visit: Technology Support Services.

Priority booking and use of the Gaming Lab is reserved for research and academic purposes; however, when the lab is not in use for course-related activities, students are welcome to reserve the gaming station and bring their own games. The library reserves the right to cancel a reservation at any time.

Course Use:

Instructors wishing to reserve Gaming Lab stations for course use may contact the Technology Support Desk and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


For questions, contact the Technology Support Desk at 704.687.6028 or