Recently, we’ve added some new seating in the library. There are three new FitDesks scattered throughout the library. There is one at the very back of the Pre-k through 12 section, one in the microfilm reading room and one in the center of the third floor. On the map inserted in this article, the bikes are represented by black stars. These desks are available on a walk up basis and cannot be reserved. There is a survey found in the desk that we ask you to fill out and drop off at the gold box at the front desk. These desks are great for studying while keeping yourself in motion. It tracks your time, speed, distance, and calories. Along with that it also provides a way to change the tension in the wheels. The bikes are silent so they won’t bother the people around you. The desks move forward as well as backward and the seat can be adjusted as well.
Next Friday we will be getting sun lamps at the library! These lamps are used to fight seasonal affective disorder. Seasonal affective disorder is a depression associated with late autumn and winter and is thought to be caused by a lack of light. With all the snow coming our way, it’s a problem a ton of people suffer from. Thanks to ASNMU, we will now be getting lamps in the library. One will be placed at the back of the second floor by the windows and the second one will be placed outside of room 321 on the third floor. They are represented by pink suns on the map. They are for walk up use and the recommended time is five minutes a day unless otherwise instructed by your doctor. ASNMU will be checking on the use of these lamps periodically and there will be counseling center pamphlets and instructions next to each lamp. If you feel as though you need to talk to someone or want to use a lamp in private, be sure to check out the counseling center. It is completely free to students and 100% confidential. If you have any questions, please contact ASNMU.
On this map, the FitDesks have been assigned as black stars and the sunlamps are designated as pink suns.
Also, the ASNMU bike share is now done for the season. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for spring when they will be available next!