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Library De-Stress Activities

Virtual Student Activities

Stay informed about Library student activities on our Google Calendar. We are here to support you and welcome your ideas and feedback.

Library De-Stress Publication

Check back every other Wednesday for healthy tips and new activities that you can do at home as a scheduled study break, weekend de-stress activity, or with friends (virtually, of course) to de-stress. We will be sharing original coloring pages, simple and healthy recipes, mindfulness tips, and more!

Fall 2021 Publications:

Stress-Free Zone (Fall 2021)

The holidays (and final exams) can be stressful... so we thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on how the Library can support you with de-stress activities. Winners of the De-Stress Kits will be contacted shortly with details on picking up their prize.

Scroll down to see virtual and in-person resources offered at the Library! Check out the graphic for de-stress activities and resources around campus. Click to download the PDF version of the flyer.


Geisel After Dark 2021 (Fall 2021)

Geisel After Dark 2021 header

Share your feedback on key Library services for multiple chances to win Amazon e-gift cards! Thank you to all who shared valuable feedback on our services. The winners of each raffle have been chosen and will be contacted via the email entered on the survey.

Geisel Library Scavenger Hunt (Fall 2021)

Thank you all for participating and picking up your small prize! We hope you learned something new about the Library that will be useful and supportive as you study here, whether that's the foam rollers or the 3D printers at the DML. 

The winner of the Amazon e-gift card has been chosen and will be contacted via their UCSD email.

Virtual Study Rooms

To help you focus on your studies while away from the Library, we created study session videos of your favorite areas in the building. The videos utilize the Pomodoro Technique to help increase productivity and reduce burnout. View the full playlist of backgrounds on YouTube or Google Drive (you must be signed into G Drive with your AD login).

If it suits your study style, we recommend playing lo-fi music as well, such as playlists from LoFi Girl,  Café Music BGMC, and Ambient Worlds.

We know having a video and the time breakdown isn’t perfect for everyone. We recommend exploring timer apps that allow you customize your study session, such as Focus To-Do, Study Bunny, or Flora.

Printable Coloring Pages

Take a break from studying to enjoy a peaceful hour of coloring. Print out one of the many original coloring pages designed by Library student staff. You must be logged into G Drive with your AD login to access the coloring pages on Google Drive.

De-Stress Amenities in the Library


Two students on WalkStation treadmills.

Keep active while you study in the Library Two WalkStations in Geisel East's Commons (Floor 2) and one in Geisel's Floor 1 West) feature low-speed treadmills with adjustable-height work surfaces. Bookstands and wrist supports are available for checkout at Geisel’s Service Area.


Foam rollers are available in Geisel's East Commons (Floor 2) and Brody Collaborative Space (Floor 1 West) for stretching and desk exercises. A handout showing uses for the foam rollers is available near the foam rollers in the East Commons. Additional sets of foam rollers are available in the Biomedical Library Building (Floor 1 South Stairs).

Puzzles & Games

Note: Shared jigsaw puzzles are currently unavailable (Fall 2021). Shared jigsaw puzzles are available in Geisel's East Commons (Floor 2), Brody Collaborative Space (Floor 1 West), & the Biomedical Library Building (Floor 2), and are rotated regularly. A shared chess board is positioned near the windows in Geisel's East Commons.

Coloring pages, sudoku puzzles, and mazes are available in the pamphlet rack near Group Study Rooms 2096A and 2096B in Geisel’s East Commons. Coloring supply kits are available for checkout at the Service Area. 

Quarterly Student Activities

Join us for our quarterly de-stress activities and learn about how the Library can help you succeed academically.

Mid-Term De-Stress Activities

Take your study breaks seriously. Watch this space for details on an exciting mid-terms study break activity with chances to win a prize!

Finals Stress-Free Zone

Watch this space for details on a Finals Week de-stress activity. There will be be chances to win prizes to get you through exam season! 

Comments, Questions, or Suggestions?

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