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Video Games

Information on our Video Game room and circulating items

Video Game Policy


Video Game Usage Policy


Collection Rationale and Policy

“Games create a compelling need to know, a need to ask, examine, assimilate and master certain skills and content areas. Some experts argue that games are, first and foremost, learning systems, and that this accounts for the sense of engagement and entertainment players experience.” – Institute of Play


Video games are now a large part of our culture, with entire careers invested in their creation and management. They have the ability to instruct and inspire as well as entertain. To engage our students, create a sense of community, and provide current resources to meet recreational and learning needs, the library now provides in house gaming systems as well as circulating gaming equipment.


Additions to this collection will take into account the needs of the student body, preservation of games and digital artifacts related to games, Goshen College curriculum, and intellectual freedom. Librarians will continuously evaluate the collection for appropriate and engaging materials.

What is Offered for Circulation

  • Sega Genesis Mini

  • NES Mini

  • 2 Nintendo Switches

  • Nintendo Switch Games

  • Xbox One Games

  • PS5 Games

What is Offered for Play in the Library:

  • Sega Genesis Mini

  • NES Mini

  • SNES Mini

  • PS5 Games: both physical and digital

Circulation Policies:

  • 30 day checkout for all games

  • 7 day checkout for all systems (Switch, NES, Sega Genesis)

  • Bring the empty case to the desk to be given the actual game for checkout

  • Patron will be responsible for the cost of lost or damaged items as determined by the purchase amount in WMS

  • Do not add personal accounts to our consoles, changes console settings, or download games

Showing Courtesy

  • Please refrain from excessive profanity

  • Share! Be sure to take turns using the equipment