We love seeing so many of you using the library to study. We aim to provide is a quiet place to concentrate, as well as spaces to collaborate on group projects. One thing we noticed is that studying makes people hungry! We do allow snacks to keep you going during those marathon study sessions, but the library is not a UW Tacoma designated dining area, so full meals are not allowed.
We have posted signs in multiple locations that recommend library-friendly study snacks that will keep you fueled and focused, and keep the library a clean, trash-free study space for everyone!
Some things that work well are:
- dried fruit
- trail mix
- covered drinks
The main thing to consider is: are your snacks are clean, quiet, and dry? No one wants to try and work on an assignment while listening to their study neighbor slurping on the last dregs of a super thick milkshake - and we all like a place to study that isn’t covered in the crumbs, grease and juice from the last person’s picnic!
If you are on campus over a meal period, some places that are designated by the campus as dining areas are:
- the atrium outside West Coast Grocery Store in the WCG building
- the Dawg House student lounge in the Mattress Factory
It is also good to get a change of scene, so a short walk through campus and an outside picnic table are perfect for taking a study break, eating your meal, and giving your eyes a much needed break from screens--assuming the PNW weather is being kind to us!