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Technology @ University Libraries

Find information about the technology lending program @ University Libraries.

Game On !

We have two consoles available in the Technology Sandbox: the WiiU and the XBoxONE.  Controllers, GamePad, and headsets can be checked out at the McWherter Library circulation desk.

Available Games

Super Mario Maker for Wii U

Pikmin 3 fpr Wii U

Mario Kart 8 for Wii U

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for Wii U

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Minecraft for X*Box One

Rory McIlroy PGA Tour for X*Box One

Madden NFL '16 for X*Box One

FIFA '16 for X*Box One

Forza Motorsport 6 for X*Box One

NBA 2K17 for X*Box One

Assassin's Creed: Unity for X*Box One

The U of M Gaming Resources


Emerging Technologies at the McWherter Library is one of several Campus resources available for researching and learning about gaming.  Our available resources include hardware that can be accessed within the Technology Sandbox or checked out.  




The Computer science Department also has available gaming resources.  They currently offer a course (COMP 1100) on game development.  The class is currently structured around the GameMaker engine. A syllabus is available on our website at   





The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is the worlds largest educational and computing society. They have access to research papers as well as a rich diverse community of experts spanning many focuses including gaming.  The U of M ACM student chapter has more information on their website at  




Many students, alumini and faculty of the university are involved in community resources devoted to gaming. Memphis Game Developers are a local Unity Users Group.  Unity is a game engine used for game design.  They attend conferences such as Unite15, host workshops on video game development as well as participate in Game Jams like GGJ and Ludum Dare.   They are doing development work with the Occulus Rift and Leap Motion devices.  They also work with Project Tango devices from Google which looks to be a very promising technology.  they meet off campus at Midsouth Makers.  


Circulation Rules


The systems are available in the Library Technology Sandbox on a first come, first serve basis. We circulate games as well as equipment, both can be checked out for 4 hours.

Only One Game, Controller, and Headset per ID

Note: Halo and Super Mario 3D world are loaded onto their respective consoles and cannot be checked out.