Bustin’ stress at the Libraries

Visit your favorite library for stress-relieving activities

Stress Busters posterThe end of the semester is upon us, but never fear, Stress Busters are here.  

Relax while you learn at the University Libraries, where you can find quiet study, group spaces, 24/7 hours, and fun activities to help reduce your stress during finals.  

Look below for activities at your favorite library, or find a new library to explore on campus.  

St. Paul Campus

Magrath Library

Extended Hours
Open until midnight from Monday, May 9 through Friday, May 13; Extended study area open until 2:00 a.m. with U Card.  

Selfie Station
Selfie station

Stress Busters Activities
Monday, May 2 and Tuesday, May 3

  • Button maker
  • Coffee, tea & snacks
  • Coloring & origami

Wednesday, May 4 and Thursday, May 5

  • Hula hoops!
  • DNR Eagle Cam
  • Selfie station
  • Coloring pages of insect illustrations provided by UMN alumni Martha Iserman & origami

Natural Resources Library

Stress Busters Activities
Thursday, May 5 and Friday, May 6

  • Coffee, tea & snacks
  • Coloring pages of insect illustrations provided by UMN alumni Martha Iserman

East Bank

Bio-Medical Library

Extended Hours
Extended hours daily until 3:00 a.m.; Open 24 hours from Friday, April 29 through Saturday, May 14 with U Card.

Pet therapy
Pet therapy

Stress Busters Activities
Tuesday, May 3, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

  • Pet therapy with bunnies and dogs, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Anti-stress kits
  • Oversized puzzles
  • Coffee & cookies

Wednesday, May 4, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

  • Chair massages, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Anti-stress kits
  • Oversized puzzles
  • Coffee & cookies

Walter Library

Extended Hours
Open 24 hours from Friday, April 29 through Saturday, May 14.

Stress Busters Activities

Monday, May 2 – Thursday May 12

  • Coloring sheets, Lego, Play-Doh, tabletop games, wish tree, mark a map with a pin with your summer travel destinations.  

Wednesday, May 4 – Wednesday, May 11, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

  • Free coffee and tea all week before finals while supplies last 

Saturday, May 7 

  • Exam Jam workshops for Math, Chem, and Physics in Bruninks, through the SMART Learning Commons in Walter Library

Tuesday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 10, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

  • Nail polishing (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
  • Button Making (1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) 

West Bank

Wilson Library

Extended Hours
Open 24 hours from Friday, May 6 through Saturday May 14 with U Card.

Treats
Treats

Stress Busters Activities: “I ain’t afraid of no test”
Tuesday, May 3 and Wednesday, May 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Wilson, 1st Floor.

Get ready for the summer release of Ghostbusters — by busting some stress with our fun activities at Wilson on May 3 and 4.

  • Free coffee and treats!
  • DIY slime (and learn about science!)
  • Relax with Ghostbuster coloring pages
  • Grab a free pair of earplugs to help you study in silence
  • Take a break with a board game or fun read at any time on the first floor of Wilson
  • The coffee shop is also available in the Basement level

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