Byron: My favorite place in the Library is sitting in the Second Floor and watching the sunset while studying for finals!
Anna: My favorite memory of the library was during my first semester of freshman year and I was in Rod Spellman’s HP class. I was struggling finding material for a research paper and met with him after class for help. I expected to talk with him for 5-10 minutes and get some advice, but he actually walked over to the library with me and spent 45 minutes going through the stacks with me until I felt comfortable moving on with my project on my own.
I use the online library more than I use the actual physical library–the resources there are super helpful. Also I use the library to meet for group projects a lot.
Julia: Fave spot in the in the lib is the second floor cubicles on the left side, right beside the window. The perfect serene spot for writing papers. Also the learning commons open office hours during finals are life savers. They can look over my final papers one last time before I turn them in!
Yashua: One of my favorite spaces in the library is the open creative suite area where most of the bean bags are and the tall chairs and tables. This is my favorite because it allows me to see my surroundings while I am working. I work better in a space that is open rather than trapped in and closed. An open environment is best for me. I feel like it allows my brain/thoughts to branch out and focus better.
Emma: My favorite spot in the library is the learning center area upstairs, because at night it is often empty so I can go with a study group… I can also write on the white board tables which is helpful for outlining papers.
Taryn: My favorite spot in the library is the Hub. I can work there either with other people or if it’s not a busy day, alone and get a ton of work done. There aren’t any distractions, the seats are comfortable and there are plenty of outlets and near perfect wifi. Also the Hub is closed off and your back is to the main area so people moving around can’t distract you either.
De’Shauna: Although I enjoy various places in the library I would have to say my favorite spot to study and just hang out in the library is definitely the hubs. It is a secluded area where I feel as though I can be as loud and as quiet as I would like (making sure I respect others of course) in this area. It is a perfect area for groups to work on projects together and stay focused without other distractions; the library can bring if heavily populated. I really like the fact that you can hook your laptop up to the T.V.’s provided in the spaces. And if you are lucky and don’t have a heavy work load you can enjoy a nice movie!
Jamie: My favorite experience in the Library was during finals. That’s when I knew that the library actually helps me get work done
Clare: I love sitting anywhere by a window, and my favorite memories are from studying and hanging out with friends in the Greenleaf space at the end of the year. Having a quiet place designated for studying has helped me when I really needed to focus on schoolwork.
Sarah: My favorite memory in the library is study hall with my team. The quiet study spaces allowed me to get the work I needed to finish done with my teammates as a support system!
And there you have it! The library is a great place to study, get homework done, and spend time with friends while grabbing a cup of coffee from the Greenleaf, our lovely coffee co-op. Although it can take some time, eventually everyone finds their favorite spot in the library. Are you excited to find yours?