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Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality

This guide provides an introduction to the Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality services provided by McGill Library, as well as other resources to help explore the technology.

What is 360° video?

A 360° photo or video covers 360 degrees of view. They are usually viewable in your web browser by clicking and dragging around, on a smartphone by dragging or tilting, and even sometimes through Google Cardboard or a VR headset (like Vive).

Below is an example of a 360° video available on YouTube. Click and drag to move around.

Recommended Resources

YouTube - Hundreds of thousands of 360 videos. Start exploring with their VR Channel, or try applying the search filter “360°”

  • Access online, with Cardboard, or with VIVE using YouTube app

Google Arts & Culture

  • Access online, or with Cardboard


  • Access online, or using the Within app on Cardboard and VIVE

Discovery VR

  • Access online, or with DiscoveryVR app for Cardboard or VIVE

Sesqui - a Canadian 360 video company

  • Access online, or with Google Cardboard


News/Journalism - Immersive reporting from the world's major news outlets

NYTimes - The Daily 360

  • Online, or NYT VR app with Cardboard

Al Jazeera - Contrast VR

  • Available online, or with Cardboard


  • Available online, or with CNNVR mobile app


  • Online or with CBC VR mobile app

The Guardian

  • Access with Guardian VR app on Cardboard


Note: All videos available on YouTube are also viewable on Vive through YouTube app

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