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Libraries in the Selwyn district now have new virtual reality headsets.
Digital futures co-ordinator Mark Lawrence said the virtual reality experience is about learning and having fun.
"It’s something we have been planning for a long time," he said.
"It’s to do with different learning styles and well-being, giving people a bit of fun.
"People come into libraries, but books might not be how they learn.
"Sometimes when they’re in an experience, it’s a different world, it’s a new way of learning and we’re all about life-long learning."
Virtual reality has benefits for people who require different sensory experiences to suit their learning style.
"It’s difficult to describe - you have got to try it. When people are in an experience we cast what they’re experiencing to a big screen so everyone can see what’s going on.
"Everyone who sees it is blown away and asks to have a go.”
Sessions are available at each Selwyn library and are regularly taken to communities with the Libraries’ Edge Connector Vehicle.