Posted by: bluesyemre | May 7, 2014

University of Michigan’s Shapiro Undergraduate Library adds a “Napping Station” #academiclibraries


  • For students looking to get a quick nap in between exam preparations but who live too far away to do so, a new napping station implemented last week in the Shapiro Undergraduate Library could be the best alternative.  The idea of holding designated napping centers for University students first came up in a Central Student Government meeting in mid February, proposed by Engineering junior Adrian Bazbaz, a CSG representative. He noticed many students would doze off at night while studying in the 24-hour libraries on campus and thought the best solution was to administer a location for these students to sleep. The new station, located on the first floor of the UGLi, currently holds several simple cots intended for 10 to 30 minute naps. These beds are not the ones originally ordered by CSG, but the library and student organizers said they wanted to have something temporary in place during the exam period.

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