Support from the Library During Finals

It's that time of the semester again and, as always, we here at the Library are here to support you through the final weeks of the semester. Spring semester finals always feel a little bit more special, don't they? With the promise of Summer on the other end.

So, here's how the Library will help you de-stress and focus:

Extended Hours

For finals week, our hours will be:

  • May 5, 7:45 am - Midnight
  • May 6, 7:45 am - Midnight
  • May 7, 7:45 am - Midnight
  • May 8, 8:30 am - Midnight
  • May 9, 8:30 am - Midnight
  • May 10, 7:45 am - Midnight
  • May 11, 7:45 am - Midnight
  • May 12, 7:45 am- Midnight
  • May 13, 7:45 am - Midnight

Research help

Struggling to find sources for your final paper? Worried about whether or not your citations are correct? Librarians are here to guide you through your research process. You can drop us a quick line through our 24/7 chat or schedule a research appointment with one of us where we can talk in more depth over Zoom. We also have citation guides, subject research guides, and tutorials that can help clear things up.

Study Rooms

Dorm life have you feeling distracted? Need a quiet space to meet up with your study buddies? Reserve one of our study rooms! All of them come equipped with a big white board where you can write down your big ideas.

Study supplies

Stop by the Library Services & Information desk and grab some pens, pencils, index cards, and highlighters, among other useful study supplies! All on the house, of course.

Coloring table

If you're in need of a short study break, or need to give your eyes a rest from staring at screens all day, stop by the coloring table on the main level. Coloring is an excellent way to keep your mind sharp while taking a break from studying.

Therapy dogs

Update 5/10

Thank you so much to Katie and Jill for bringing their therapy dogs to the Library for a visit last week! Meeko and Bailey had a wonderful time and want us to pass along their thanks for all the pets.

Couldn't make the playdate? Here are some live streams from local(ish) zoos, aquariums, and other wildlife centers:

Connecticut Beardsley Zoo Live Cam

Bronx Zoo Live cam

Mystic Aquarium

New York Wolf Conservation Center

Live webcams from explore.org

Refreshment cart

Our Keurig will be out at the Library Information & Services Desk throughout each day so you can get a caffeine boost without having to leave the building. A great selection of coffee & teas will be available.

Study playlists on Spotify

Our Spotify account is home to playlists curated by our librarians and some of your fellow students, designed to help keep you focused. They might not be "lofi hip hop radio - beats to relax/study to", but they're pretty darn good.

Here are a few links to specific playlists or albums that some of us like to listen to when we need to focus:

Curtis (Associate Dean for Public Services & Coordinator of the Academic Commons Partnership):

Mat (Research & Outreach Librarian):

John (Interlibrary Services Coordinator):

Matt (Senior Research Librarian & Instruction Coordinator):

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