The Auburn University Libraries will be offering extended hours and stress reducing activities during the finals period of April 29 to May 6.
Extended hours start on Friday, April 29, when Ralph Brown Draughon (RBD) Library will be open until midnight. Saturday, April 30, RBD will be open from 9 a.m. to midnight. On Sunday, May 1, RBD will open at 11 a.m. and will remain open continuously until 9 p.m. on Friday, May 6.
Security escorts to the parking deck and the quad dorms for those studying late will be offered every night through the morning of May 6.
The circulation desk at RBD offers a wide variety of items to help in studying and items to borrow for anyone that may have forgotten something. Check with them when in need.
AU Libraries will be offering many stress reduction activities to take a moment from studies, get your head in a better place, and continue your study efforts with renewed energy. Activities scheduled:
Yoga and Chill
Tuesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 5. Room 2009, opposite 2nd Floor RBD Helpdesk. For those inclined towards yoga, balls and mats will be provided, but bring your own towel. Sponsored by AU Libraries.
Up All Night with the SGA
Sunday - Friday, midnight, Help Desk, 2nd floor. Stop by for free doughnuts and juice. Sponsored by the SGA.
Oculus Quest VR Demo and Jigsaw Puzzles
Sunday - Thursday, 1st Floor RBD Library. Stop by the Innovation and Research Commons (I&RC) from noon to 2 p.m. to take part in a peaceful virtual reality experience with one of our Oculus Quest headsets. If VR isn’t for you, one of our jigsaw puzzles might be just what your busy brain needs to slow down and focus.
Coloring & Chill
Sunday - Friday, Gibbs Lab, 2nd floor RBD Library and the Library of Architecture, Design and Construction Treat your over-worked brain to some creative art activities to regain the focus on studying. Sponsored by AU Libraries.
Quiet Meditation Room
Available all library open times. Room 4006, 4th floor. Slow down. Unplug, unwind and reconnect with your inner peace and calm before you go back to the study grind.
Wellness & Self-Care During Finals
May 3, noon to 4 p.m. Stop by the Newspaper Reading Room, RBD 1st floor. Staff from the Student Counseling & Psychological Services in collaboration with Health Promotion and Wellness Services will host wellness-promoting activities and help with stress management.
Games & Puzzles
Sunday - Friday, Newspaper Reading Room, 1st floor of RBD. Take a break from studying to play a quick game or two. We will have classic favorites like Sorry!, Uno, and SkipBo, along with “new classics” like Exploding Kittens and Sushi GO. Play a little to re-sharpen your thinking then get back to your studies. Sponsored by AU Libraries.
Stop by the RBD 2nd floor Help Desk or the Library of Architecture, Design and Construction to recharge your devices and yourself. Pick up a scantron, bottled water, pens, highlighters, and post-it-notes. Sponsored by AU Libraries.
Monday - Thursday. Once you’ve made it through finals, grab your friends and your phone and have your picture taken in front of our “I Survived Finals Week” or “Last Finals Week Ever” Photo Wall [across from the Help Desk, 2nd Floor]. Sponsored by AU Libraries.
Monday - Thursday. Leave an uplifting or stress-releasing message on the big orange wall across from the Help Desk, 2nd Floor. Sponsored by AU Libraries.
Check the AU Libraries finals activities website for updates and additional finals activities.https://www.lib.auburn.edu/finals