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Your Guide to Surviving Finals Week

Finals Survival Guide Notebook and Pencil

Study days and finals are almost here but don't worry, Lau has what you need to get through it!

1. Study Spaces

The Library has every kind of study space you could need to get started: silent spacesindividual carrels (for grad students), group study roomsopen computer labscollaborative computer stationsproduction rooms, and more!

2. Subject Guides

Getting a bit of a late start on some research? We’ll have you caught up in no time! Our librarians have prepared hundreds of subject guides that give you the best resources for every topic, so you can stop researching where to start and actually get started. And remember, if you want more help: our subject librarians are available for consultations as well!

3. Library Chat

Have a last-minute question about a resource? Need help finding something at the Library or on the Library’s website? Chat with us! The Library’s chat service is available every day whenever the Circulation Desk is open (that’s 8:30 am to midnight most days).

4. lynda.com

Using a new program or tool and can’t get it to work quite right? Don’t take it out on your computer—just log into lynda.comlynda.com has thousands of tutorials on software applications (and professional skills), broken down into short segments so you can find exactly what you’re looking for and master it in minutes.

5. Chargers, Ear Plugs, Markers, and More

The Circulation Desk isn’t just for books! The Library also has Mac laptop chargers, Samsung Android phone chargers, ear plugs, dry-erase board markers, laptop locks and headphones available for check-out at the Lauinger Circulation Desk. The Blommer Circulation Desk also has book props to help you study more comfortably!

6. BONUS!

If you are feeling stressed, check out our Keep Calm and Finals On stress relief activities! Good luck with finals!