If you're worried about finals, be comforted by this --- you've made it this far! Compared to how far you've come this semester, one week left is next to nothing! And K-State Libraries is here to help you make it the rest of the way!
To that end, we're once again expanding our hours to better accommodate those of you who favor studying here at 2am (or any time of night for that matter). Beginning this Friday, the Hale Library will remain open 24 hours a day until the following Friday at 6pm, marking the end of finals and the semester.
The 3rd floor Quiet Zone will spread to the 1st and 4th floors, placing all but 2nd floor in the cone of silence. 2nd floor will remain group study --- though we ask your enthusiasm for prokaryotes and/or Proust to not extend too far from your table thus interrupting your neighbors debating about the Tokugawa Shogunate. Whether your group needs to finish a project or you require absolute silence for some intense studying, be sure to claim your spots early --- finals week has gotta be Hale's most popular time of the year!
Speaking of groups, with all the increased activity (and boy does it increase --- it's like WalMart on Black Friday around here!) here's another good reason to bring along a wingman (is there a gender-neutral term for that? Wingperson?) --- they can watch your stuff during potty breaks.
If Hale's a bit too far, don't forget our other libraries --- Fiedler, Math/Physics, VetMed, and Weigel are all there to serve you, no matter what you're studying at present. But be sure to check out the finals week hours for each library before you make the trek.
Need a little boost at the outset? Caffeine Fix is back! We'll be treating all you night owls to coffee, tea, and snacks Sunday May 6, Monday May 7, and Tuesday May 8 from 10pm to midnight. Of course, outside these hours you can always visit the vending machines by the 1st floor entrance or, even better, stop by Einstein Bros. for a recharge.
Finally, should you need a break (and you will need a break) and are having difficulty selecting from the surfeit of choice amusements the internet offers, this author would like to recommend the following.