Purdue Libraries extends hours to help students prepare for finals

April 23, 2015  


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University Libraries will extend hours and offer special services at four facilities to help students prepare for final exams, which are May 4-9.

Additionally, the John W. Hicks Undergraduate Library will offer special activities to help students alleviate stress.

The Siegesmund Engineering; John W. Hicks Undergraduate; Humanities, Social Science and Education; and Roland G. Parrish libraries all will extend hours. The hours will be:

* Siegesmund Engineering – Beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday (April 26) through 5 p.m. May 9, the library is open 24 hours a day.

* John W. Hicks Undergraduate Library – Beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday (April 26) through 5 p.m. May 9, the library is open around the clock.

* HSSE Library – The library will be open 1 p.m. to midnight on Sunday (April 26); 7 a.m. to midnight from Monday (April 27) through April 30; 11 a.m. to midnight on May 2; 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. May 3; 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. May 4-7; 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 8; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 9.

* Roland G. Parrish Library – The library will open at 11 a.m. Sunday (April 26). Monday (April 27) through midnight May 1, open around the clock; May 2 – 10:30 a.m. to midnight; May 3 – opens at 11 a.m.; May 4-7 – open around the clock; May 8 – closes at midnight; May 9 – 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

During extended hours, Libraries staff will be on site to assist students, and refreshments will be provided.

All other libraries will maintain regular hours. 

To help students relieve the stress of finals week, special activities will take place in the Common Area of Hicks Undergraduate Library from Monday (April 27) through May 6. These include:

* Monday (April 27). 6-7 p.m. Game Night. Students can visit the iDesk to get a snack and borrow a board or card game to take a break from studying.

* April 28. 6-7 p.m. Blow Stress Away. Hicks staff will be outside the library’s main entrance with bubbles and sidewalk chalk.

* April 29. 6-7 p.m. Massage therapists from Purdue's Division of Recreational Sports will offer quick chair massages.

* May 4. 6-7 p.m. Massage therapists from Purdue's Division of Recreational Sports will offer quick chair massages.

* May 5. 6-7 p.m. - Blow Stress Away. Hicks staff will be outside the library’s main entrance with bubbles and sidewalk chalk.

* May 6. 6-7 p.m. Game Night: Game Night. Students can visit the iDesk to get a snack and borrow a board or card game to take a break from studying.

In addition to these events, the Hicks library will have art relaxation and bubble wrap stations located around the library. New this year, the library also will have a Lego table located near the iDesk. Banners will be available to sign for therapy dogs that were scheduled to be part of the de-stressing activities but cannot due to the canine flu outbreak.

For more information, contact Danielle Schiewer at dschiewe@purdue.edu, 765-494-6733, or Ann O'Donnell at atodonne@purdue.edu, 765-496-1498.

Contact: Beth McNeil, 765-496-2900, memcneil@purdue.edu 

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