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Library De-Stress Activities

Stay informed about Library student activities by visiting this page. We are here to support you and welcome your ideas and feedback.

Library De-Stress Publication

Check back every other Wednesday for healthy tips and new activities that you can do at home as a scheduled study break, weekend de-stress activity, or with friends (virtually, of course) to de-stress. We will be sharing original coloring pages, simple and healthy recipes, mindfulness tips, and more!

Summer 2022 Publications (Monthly):

Quarterly Student Activities

Join us for our quarterly de-stress activities and learn about how the Library can help you succeed academically.

Geisel Library Scavenger Hunt

How well do you know the Library? Complete the Geisel Library Scavenger Hunt to learn about Library resources, get a de-stress prize (see prize pick-up times), and be entered for a chance to win a $20 Bookstore gift card: https://Lib.ucsd.edu/scavenger-hunt (log in with your Single Sign-On).

Link to Google Form

De-Stress with Pups

Take your study breaks seriously. Join us in Classroom 1 on Geisel Library's main floor on these dates to relax with therapy dogs! Masking is required at this event.This event is in partnership with Love on a Leash

  • Fall Quarter: Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Winter Quarter: Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Spring Quarter: Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Finals De-Stress Activities

Watch this space for details on a Finals Week de-stress activity to get you through exam season! 

De-Stress Amenities in the Library

WalkStations

Two students on WalkStation treadmills.

Keep active while you study in the Library Two WalkStations in Geisel East's Commons (Floor 2) and one in Geisel's Floor 1 West) feature low-speed treadmills with adjustable-height work surfaces. Bookstands and wrist supports are available for checkout at Geisel’s Service Hub.

Stretching

Foam rollers are available in Geisel's East Commons (Floor 2) and Brody Collaborative Space (Floor 1 West) for stretching and desk exercises, and WongAvery Library (Floor 1 South Stairs) for stretching and desk exercises. See this Tritons Care article to learn foam roller exercises to support your physical health.

Puzzles and Coloring Pages

Shared jigsaw puzzles are available in Geisel's West Commons (Floor 2), Brody Collaborative Space (Floor 1 West), and WongAvery Library (Floor 2), and are rotated regularly. A shared chess board is positioned near the windows in Geisel's East Commons.

Printed coloring pages, puzzles, and mazes are available in the pamphlet rack near Group Study Rooms 2096A and 2096B (Geisel Floor 2 East). Coloring supply kits are available for checkout at Geisel's Service Hub. 

Virtual De-Stress Resources

Virtual Study Rooms

To help you focus on your studies while away from the Library, we created study session videos of your favorite areas in the building. The videos utilize the Pomodoro Technique to help increase productivity and reduce burnout. View the full playlist of backgrounds on YouTube or Google Drive (you must be signed into G Drive with your AD login).

If it suits your study style, we recommend playing lo-fi music as well, such as playlists from LoFi Girl,  Café Music BGMC, and Ambient Worlds.

We know having a video and the time breakdown isn’t perfect for everyone. We recommend exploring timer apps that allow you customize your study session, such as Focus To-Do, Study Bunny, or Flora.

Printable Coloring Pages

Print out one of the many original coloring pages designed by Library student staff. You must be logged into G Drive with your AD login to access the coloring pages on Google DriveColoring supply kits are available for checkout at Geisel's Service Hub.

Comments, Questions, or Suggestions?

Know of other amenities, activities, items or events you’d like us to offer? Send questions, comments, and suggestions to LearningSpaces@ucsd.edu.

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