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A professional development guide for Teen Librarians, Teen Liaisons, and anyone else fortunate enough to work with Teens in the Library.

Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch is a gaming console that can be requested for use at your location through the TSSR Request System. The Switch is great for teen gaming programs as it allows for multiple teens to play together at the same time.

All Switch games purchased by Teen Services are in digital format, eliminating the hassle of having to keep track of separate game cartridges. Each game also allows at least 2 players at a time.

The Switch connects to a TV/monitor via the provided HDMI cable. For additional instructions, please visit Nintendo's official setup guide:

At a Glance

  • 8 controllers provided by Teen Services (most games are playable with up to 4 teens; some games allow up to 8)
  • Pre-loaded with digital games
  • Comes in a carrying case with all necessary equipment (console, power cable, HDMI cable, dock, 8 Joy-Con controllers and straps; 1 Joy-Con grip accessory); and in a separate box, a charging stand for the 4 Joy-Con controllers

Available Games

  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Super Mario Party
  • Jackbox 5*
  • Jackbox 6*
  • Jackbox 7*
  • Among Us**

*Although the game is hosted on the console, teens will need to use a device that is capable of accessing a browser, such as a laptop, computer, phone, or tablet, to play. You can use the TSSR Request System to request a fleet of iPads to help facilitate these games.
**Although the full version of this game is installed on the console and can host the room for gameplay, teens will need to use their own device to download/play the game, which is free.