8 Ways to Take the Stress Out of Your Finals with MSU Libraries
1. Take a study break in our Stress-Free Zone. Monday – Thursday of finals week, come to the Main Library's Reference Instruction Room in the afternoon and put together puzzles, have some candy and relax for a little while. Sign up for the jigsaw puzzle competition in the Gast Business Library.
2. 24/7 chat with a librarian. Working on your research paper at 3:00 in the morning and can't find any good resources? Log on to our Ask a Librarian service. Librarians staff it 24/7.
3. Need a quiet place to study? The Main Library is open 24/7 during finals week. Go to the east wing for quiet study space.
4. Cyber Café. Fuel up on caffeinated beverages and food.
5. Group study rooms and collaborative technology labs. First come/first served group study rooms are available on the second and third floor of the west wing. Reserve a collaborative study lab online.
6. Copy Center: print out your poster presentation. Make color copies. Use the big scanners. Check out the awesome Espresso Book Machine. We have everything you need!
7. Take a break and find some free entertainment. The Digital and Multimedia Center has thousands of DVDs which you can check out for free. Want to watch the first season of Battlestar Gallactica? Titanic? 28 Days Later? We've got you covered. Check out our Browsing Collection on the 1st floor for the latest Stephen King or Janet Evanovich novel, among others.
8. Library fountain. Get some fresh air and sit by the fountains outside. Take a quick stroll through Beal Botanical Garden next door to the Main Library.
Michigan Writers Series
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
North Conference Room (W449), 4th floor, West Wing, MSU Main Library
Ben Hamper is a former GM assembly line worker. He was a longtime columnist for Michael Moore's Flint Voice and the bestselling author of Rivethead: Tales from the Assembly Line (1991). "When the Detroit Free Press described Hamper as a 'blue collar Tom Wolfe,' it was right on target. Both Wolfe and Hamper have the surgeon's ability to separate the Siamese Twin notions that America is at once a land paved with streets of gold, joined preposterously at the hip with the reality of millions of people simply trying to make ends meet. Hamper, like Wolfe, incises with uncommon insight." (The English Journal, vol. 38, no. 5, 1994).
"What has resulted on these pages, I believe, is a masterpiece of writing which paints a darkly humorous account of working class life in America." Michael Moore, from the Foreword to Rivethead.
Free and open to the public.
Thursday, March 29 2012
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library, Basement Instruction Room (EG2)
Register here: http://classes.lib.msu.edu/view_class.php?class_id=3.
Now you can text questions to MSU Librarians and get answers on your phone!
Just text 66746 and start your first message with the word askMSU.
Example: askMSU How do I find scholarly articles?
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Monday - Thursday: 9am-9pm
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Library Environmental Series
MSU Moves Toward Zero Waste
Tuesday, March 20, 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
North Conference Room, Main Library (W449)
Michael Mitchner, Operations Manager, MSU Recycling & Waste Management
Join Michael to learn about MSU's comprehensive reuse and recycling programs, including past successes, current projects, and future plans to meet the goal of zero waste.
Free and open to the public.
Librarians are in Brody Hall!
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 6-8pm.
Find us in the Writing Center area (room 159 of the Brody Engagement Center - just past Sparty's).
Are you a freshman with a research paper due? College writing is a lot different than what you had to do in high school. MSU Libraries is here to help you! We can help you find scholarly resources to help you prove your point! It's free and no appointment is needed!