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Libraries help you #GetItDone with Stress Busters and 24/7 study

The University Libraries will offer "distraction-free" studying for finals that includes extended hours in our buildings, as well as stress-reducing activities. Use our spaces, our computers, our coffee shops, get help when you need it, and take a break with our awesome activities.
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Your Secret Weapon: Assignment Calculator

Students: Do you have a research paper in your future? A speech? A video? A poster? A lab report? A primary source project? We can help! Use the assignment calculator, which is designed to help you plan your big projects now.
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Checkout cool stuff at the Libraries  

Did you know that the Bio-Medical Library has charging kits? Or that the Walter and Wilson SMART Commons have video cameras? Or that Magrath Library has Seasonal Affective Disorder lamps? See a listing of additional unique items across the University Libraries that are available to you. Check them out today!
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Pokémon Go Libraries Crawl – Back to School Edition

Do you play PokémonGo? Do you love PokémonGo? The University Libraries (all 12 of them) are fabulous places to capture Pokémon, collect Pokéballs, increase your...

Pop-up libraries at the U Farmers Market!

The University Libraries Pop-up Library will be back at the University of Minnesota Farmers Market this Libraries at Farmers Marketsummer! Stop by our booth to check out some great summer reads, get delicious recipes from our own Kirchner Collection, and see what else is going on at the libraries!
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Bustin’ stress at the Libraries

The 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.

National Library Week 2016

The University Libraries invites you to join us for National Library Week, an annual event held April 11 through 17, which celebrates libraries and the people they serve. Several events will be held at our branch libraries throughout the week. Check out the schedule.
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Finding love at the Libraries

Love is in the air this February as the Libraries add a touch of romance to the art of book selection. Take a blind date with a book, Feb. 8 - 14. Get custom recommendations for a new books to love from the Libraries Book Matchmakers! And don't forget to visit our valentine making and coloring station to make a custom valentine for your sweetheart.

Our presence at the Minnesota Library Association conference

This week librarians from all types of libraries including academic, public, school and special libraries are gathering in St. Paul for the annual Minnesota Library Association conference. A number of folks from the U Libraries and Minitex are sharing their work.

Free Workshops from the U Libraries

We host in-person workshops for students, staff and faculty. Topics include citation managers, research strategies, data management, Google, and much more. Here is a sample of our upcoming workshops:

Sharing our findings

This week, University librarians will share their research with colleagues from around the country at a big meeting in Portland, Oregon for the Association of College and Research Library (ACRL) Bi-Annual Conference.

Blind Dates and Booking Matchmaking for February

This Valentine’s Day, we cordially invite you to take a blind date with a book, make your own valentine or get matched!  Blind Date To go...
Stress Busters events at the Bio-Medical Library.

Finals at the Libraries: Studying 24/7 and Stress Busters

The University Libraries offers distraction-free studying for finals that includes extended library hours and stress-reducing activities. Use our spaces, our computers, our coffee shops, get help when you need it, and take a break with fun activities.
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‘Read This Book!’: Cookbooks

Science Librarian Megan Kocher discusses cookbooks in this episode of "Read This Book!" from the University of Minnesota Libraries.

Libraries Gone Wild: Spring Break 2014

Sticking around for break? Relax with movies and fiction from the Libraries and/or take advantage of our group study and quiet spaces to get stuff done!