Public Library Services

Digital Human Library in Your Makerspace and Learning Commons

Are you looking for a new resources to add to your public library collection? Digital Human Library has curated 1800+ virtual tours and virtual reality (VR) experiences that can help you achieve your goals of educating the public and enhancing access to technology. VR can take a reader inside a book, provide a new perspective on an historical event, and introduce readers to new ways of engaging with others. The unique qualities of virtual reality (VR) such as immersion and interactivity make VR a highly sought after resource in today’s public library makerspaces.

Benefits of Virtual Reality in Your Makerspace:

  • Brings new learning to life
  • Increases knowledge retention and memory
  • Boosts excitement and engagement in learning  
  • Creates new opportunities and accessibility for all members
  • Improves understanding of complex ideas, concepts, and subjects
  • Builds emotional intelligence, awareness and understanding 
  • Improves communication and collaboration skills  

Virtual Tours & Virtual Reality Experiences

Digital Human Library has curated the world’s largest collection of educational multimedia virtual tours and virtual reality (VR) on the web! Public library members can access over 1800 educational tours including 360° panoramas, live cameras, narrated tours, videos, and virtual reality experiences. With 14 different categories to choose from, members can experience a world of learning like never before!

Sample Tours

Blacktip Reef (Animals)

Blacktip Reef is a breathtaking, award-winning exhibit full of color, light and movement located in the heart of National Aquarium. This coral-filled exhibit, replicating Indo-Pacific reefs, is active with life that guests can experience from many vantage points, including a new floor-to-ceiling pop-out viewing window that allows guests to virtually come face to face with the animals.


Google Arts and Culture (Arts & Culture, Exhibits)

Discover online collections and exhibitions about the artists, locations and history of street art. Start your journey by exploring the map. To continue the experience, follow the Street Art Project link.

Scientific Drilling International (How Things Are Made, Occupations)

Welcome to the 360 degree Virtual Tour of Scientific Drilling International — Applied Technologies Center. The Applied Technologies Center is where Scientific Drilling International’s engineers, designs, develops, tests and builds electronic tools and equipment utilized by the oil & gas industry. The tour will transport you through the Applied Technologies Center, providing information and media across multiple stages of the design, manufacturing, and testing process.

Holocaust Memorial Museum Tour (Museums)

A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Tour the Museum’s Online Exhibits and learn from the world’s leading online authority on the Holocaust. Information on the site is available in 16 languages.

Virtual Tours & Virtual Reality Explained

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