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Your Guide to Surviving Finals Week

A group of students studying at a table on the second floor of Lauinger Library

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

1. Study Spaces

In a scene from the music video from the song Ude Dil Befikre, Ranveer Singh pushes his glasses up onto his nose with his index finder while sitting at a long table in a library next to a row of other people quietly working. The animation is captioned: Study Time.

The Library has every kind of study space you could need to get started: quiet spaces, individual study-rooms (both reservable and first come first serve), group study rooms, open computer labs, collaborative computer stations, production rooms, and more!

2. Subject Guides

Shaunie O'Neal from the television show Basketball Wives holds her cell phone and interrupts someone to say: I'm gonna look that up

Getting a bit of a late start on some research? We’ll have you caught up in no time! 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, library staff are available for consultations as well.

3. Library Chat

Bill Murray steps onto the basketball court in the Movie Space Jam and says: Perhaps I could be of some assistance?

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 a.m. to midnight most days).

4. lynda.com

Homer Simpson sits at a computer that is displaying the message: To Start Press Any Key. After reading the screen, a confused Homer says: Where's the Any Key?

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.com! You'll discover 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

Actress Jillian Bell, as her character Gene from the television show Idiot Sitter, puts on a pair of eyeglasses and says: Books Books Books Books Books Books Books...

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!


Actor Rob Lowe as his character Chris Traeger from the television show Parks and Recreation moves his finger in a circle and says: This... is stressful.

If you are feeling stressed, check out our Keep Calm and Finals On stress relief activities running from Monday, April 29 – Friday, May 3. Good luck with finals!