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Check out a video game to play at home!

Place hold on a video game

The Library’s Video Game Collection intends to meet the needs of the gamers in our community while providing access to high-quality educational and entertainment games. The Library loans games that can be played on the Xbox One, Xbox series X, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch platforms.

  • Thousand Oaks Library cardholders may check out up to 2 video games at a time for a loan period of 14 days, and it can be renewed up to 2 times if no one else has a hold on it.

  • Video games in our Juvenile collection are rated E (Everyone) and E10+ (Everyone 10+) by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB).

  • Video games in the Teen and Adult collection are rated T (Teen) and M (Mature 17+) by the ESRB. Games rated T or M require an adult to check out.

  • Please return video games on time so they can be available for the next patron.

  • Patrons will be charged the full retail value of lost or damaged games.

  • The video game collection is currently located at the Grant R. Brimhall Library. Patrons can request to hold and pick up items at either Grant R. Brimhall Library or Newbury Park Library.

Help us improve our collection by filling out a survey!

Video Games MUST be returned to the library Circulation Desk.
Please do not put the video games in a book drop.

JUVENILE COLLECTION

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j Games: Nintendo Switch
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j Games: PlayStation
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TEEN & ADULT COLLECTION

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Games: Nintendo Switch
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Games: PlayStation
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Games: XBOX


VIDEO GAMES COLLECTIONS

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All Nintendo Switch Games

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All PlayStation Games

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All XBOX Games


Why Have Games In Libraries?

The Thousand Oaks Library is dedicated to providing equal access to a wide variety of materials for our community. These include books, audiobooks, music, DVDs, and video games. Every medium can educate and entertain. Games are an increasingly important way people learn, interact, and have fun. They can also encourage literacy, promote socialization, and increase empathy! By including video games in our collection, we ensure that all our patrons will have access to this newer and constantly evolving technology.

International Games Month

The Thousand Oaks Library participates in the annual celebration of International Games Month (November 1-30, 2022) an international initiative supported by the American Library Association, the Australian Library and Information Association, Nordic Game Day, and L’Associazione Italiana Biblioteche. Held in November of each year since 2012, this event has become a valuable way for libraries and their communities to join together and engage in play each year.

International Games Month for Tweens & Teens