Ode to the Library

November 9, 2012

So I’m not going to label this “last ditch effort” time. I mean, it’s pretty late in the game, but we’re not talking anything past the two minute warning.

We’re definitely in the fourth quarter though, and it would be better to start panicking at 50% capacity now instead of 95% capacity in a few weeks. 

I’m already in this state. I’ve spent upwards of 8 hours in the library every day for the past two weeks and I’ve started people watching as a leisurely sport…which brings me to the point of this post.

The library is your best friend.

I realize that some of you may study better if you’re in a comfortable environment–like your room. But personally, I can’t get anything done without someone sitting near me, reminding me of why I’m there. And there are other perks as well:

  • You can rent computers. You probably already know this, but I ran into someone recently that didn’t, so I’m just covering my bases. This is especially useful if you have a Dropbox. Don’t have one? Ask me about it. It’s like a beautiful, virtual flash-drive for everything you’ve ever done. ALSO, the wifi is really reliable, all the time.
  • You can get coffee. You probably will need coffee, and lots of it, this time of year. The ladies in Java City are sweethearts, so even if you don’t drink coffee, grab a hot cocoa and have a snarky convo with them.
  • There are still actually shelves of books that you can use and read and it’s a lovely thing. Moreover, if you find a great book that you don’t want to tote around, you can scan pages of it and send them to your email for free.
  • Everyone that works there is kind and helpful. Like, really helpful. It’s such a wonderful atmosphere.
  • When you’re brain is fried from studying, take a break to people watch. Library people are the most interesting people on campus, I’m almost ready to guarantee it.

You need to acquaint yourself with Klub Kimbel. Just let the magic happen.