As finals begin this month at California State University, Northridge, many students will labor over notes for upcoming exams and grind out research papers inside the Delmar T. Oviatt Library.
With this in mind, not only will the library extend its hours from 7 to 2 a.m. between Dec. 7 to 14, it will also give students a chance to “Take a Study Break at the Oviatt During Finals Week,” Dec. 7 to 15, and perhaps share a hug with a furry, four-legged friend.
There are a number of activities planned:
- Therapy dogs will be present from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 10 in the Automated Storage and Retrieval System Viewing Room, located on the library’s main floor.
- Students may check out board games from the library between Dec. 9 to 15.
- For those who wish to de-stress artistically, arts and crafts sessions will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 9 and 11.
- Weary students can get a free pillow on which to rest their heads, from Library Guest Services, Dec. 7 to 15.
Oviatt Outreach Services Coordinator Coleen Martin said the program is meant to provide students with an outlet to wind down during finals.
“With our extended hours at the library, we see and serve a lot of additional students,” she said. “Our hope at the Oviatt is that we can make the CSUN student experience a less stressful one — especially during finals.”
“Take a Study Break at the Oviatt During Finals Week” is free and open to the campus community. For more information about the program, please visit the Oviatt website events page at library.csun.edu/events or call (818) 677-2638.
The Delmar T. Oviatt Library is located at the center of CSUN’s campus at 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. Parking is available for $6 per day.