Guided Virtual Tour of Capitol for Libraries

Screen shot of Capitol of Light tour

To provide more students and residents of Idaho the opportunity to participate in a Capitol Tour, the Idaho Legislative Services Office (LSO) and Idaho Public Television (IdahoPTV) produced a Virtual Capitol Tour based on the current tour program that the LSO operates. The tour is given using video teleconferencing equipment purchased with onetime funds provided by the Idaho Commission for Libraries through our Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant. The tour is designed for a legislator or tour guide to be located in the Capitol building while talking to virtual tour participants about the Capitol. Several video vignettes are used to lead the participants on a tour through the building as if they were there.
LSO will schedule your library’s tour and send a laptop for the video teleconference connection. IdahoPTV will coordinate a test call and connection for the day of the event. An LSO staff member will act as a tour guide, or joint tour guide if a legislator is present. The tour is about one hour.

- See a 4-minute overview of the tour at
- For details on how libraries can connect with Capitol Virtual Tour, see