You already know that your friendly neighborhood librarians love educational and informational resources, but don’t let that fool you! We are equally passionate about entertainment resources, and we love a good game.
The number of library staff who have borrowed the Untitled Goose Game? Alarming. Library staff who rage-quit and rage-returned Dark Souls? A shorter list, but it is not “None.” Library staff who had Animal Crossing pried from their hands after becoming low-key addicted to it? Same.
We love our video game collection, but we are, as always, happy to share it with you. Three video games at a time may be loaned to any account that is in good standing for two weeks. Many of our new patrons are surprised to hear that the library has a large collection of video games that are available to borrow, so we wanted to highlight some of your options here at RPL.
Borrowing video games from the library is a wonderful way to play shorter games. This way you do not have to purchase and keep a game with a short play-time. If you are done playing a game in just a few hours, you can bring it back for someone else to play!
You may be thinking, “How am I supposed to play Skyrim in two weeks?!” We recognize that some games take months or years to complete, and we are asking you to play for two weeks and then return it (there is $1/day late fee for video games). You could think of this as a two-week long demo before you decide to buy a copy of the game for yourself. If you still aren’t sure, your platform is likely going to save your game data. That way when you borrow the game again later, you can pick up where you left off.
So next time you are looking for something new to play, check out your options at the library first!