Library offers late nights and snacks for students facing final exams

  Thursday, December 3, 2015 2:00 AM

Pittsburg, KS

Library offers late nights and snacks for students facing final exams

Late night study sessions, large amounts of caffeine, bleary eyes and furrowed brows – for generations of college students, these are some of the signs that final exams are about to begin.

Pittsburg State University’s Axe Library, with support from the Gorilla Activities Board, is trying to make this important time a little less stressful for students by staying open late and offering free snacks and drinks for those who need to recharge.

Final exams at PSU begin on Monday and for several nights, the library is extending its hours until 1 a.m. to accommodate students who need the extra hours to prepare. At 10 p.m. on those nights, library staff set out coffee, tea, cocoa, cookies and snacks.

Jorge Leon, learning outreach librarian at Axe Library, said students seemed to really appreciate an opportunity to take a break from their studies to have a hot drink and a little snack.

“Some of these students may not have taken time to eat anything since early in the day,” Leon said, as more than 50 students lined up Wednesday to grab a drink and something to eat.

The activity also gives Leon an opportunity to greet each of the students personally with questions about their classes and what exam or project they’re most concerned about.

“We want them all to do well,” Leon said.

Axe Library will have extended hours to 1 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, through Wednesday, Dec. 9.



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