Oviatt Library

It's the Finals Countdown Spring 2023

Monday, May 8, 2023 - 7:45am to Friday, May 19, 2023 - 5:45pm

CSUN University Library - Various Locations
It's the Finals Countdown

Don’t let Finals stress get you down. Whether you need a good place to study, help with research, or even a little break, CSUN University Library is here for you.

In May during Finals prep and Finals Week, the Library will host a variety of activities to support your studies and your well-being.

Open Earlier and Later

We have extended hours from May 8th through May 19th. See Library Hours for more information.

Good to Know

  • Freudian Sip & café tables with chargers – Main Floor, Lobby
  • Ask questions and get research help at the Reference Desk – Main Floor, Learning Commons.
  • Check out course materials from Course Reserves – Guest Services desk, Main Floor, Lobby (directly across Freudian Sip)
  • Individual and group study rooms can be reserved on LibCal. Same-day reservations are okay but study rooms can fill up fast.
  • Check out chargers, laptops, graphing calculators, and other devices from the Library Technology Services (LTS) desk – Main Floor, Learning Commons.
  • Use editing software and get multimedia support at the Creative Maker Studio – Main Floor, West Wing
  • Get writing support at the Learning Resource Center – 3rd Floor, East Wing
  • A variety of seating options on every floor, with two different noise policies depending on location: collaborative study or quiet study
  • Find a quiet place to focus and individual study spaces – 4th Floor and "The Quiet Study Lounge," 4th Floor, East Wing
  • For more research assistance from the Library, check out our online tutorials and subject guides or get in touch with a subject specialist.

Here to Help

Have a question? Ask a Librarian.

Stress-less Activities at the Library

Build Your Own Finals Survival Kit (Main floor lobby) May 8th to May 12th

Go into finals week feeling prepared by creating your own Finals Survival kit: stickers, snacks, pencils, and more!

  • May 8th - 2pm to 5pm
  • May 9th - 10am to 12pm
  • May 10th - 2pm to 5pm
  • May 11th - 10am to 12pm
  • May 12th - 12pm to 2pm.
brushes, markers, paint palette

Arts & Crafts

Come join the fun in person with our arts & crafts tables in the Library Lobby.

  • May 8th 10am to 2pm - Stress-Less Coloring.
  • May 9th 1pm to 4pm - Button Making.
  • May 10th 10am to 1pm - Mindful Origami.
  • May 11th 1pm to 5pm - Neurographic Coloring.
person writing on board

Graffiti Board

May 8th to May 19th on the Main Floor of the Learning Commons. The good, the bad, and the in-between – tell us how finals are going on our graffiti board!

Monopoly Man

Check-out Board Games

Board Games available at Guest Services

Take a break and play one of your favorite board games. Board games can be checked out at the Guest Services Desk in the lobby all week long.

Dragon with D&D die and Matador

Board Game and Tabletop Club: Finals DeStress Game Jam

CSUN Board Game and Tabletop Club (visit on Instagram) members will be hosting board game study breaks in the ASRS Viewing Room. Stop by for a short game or spend a little more time to play a longer game as well!

  • May 9th (Tuesday) 4pm to 7pm
  • May 10th (Wednesday) 3pm to 6pm
  • May 11th (Thursday) 4pm to 7pm

VR Gaming

Need a more immersive escape? Bring your friends to the Creative Maker Space and take a turn in the VR room!

Relaxing Videos on the Media Wall

Stop by the ASRS Viewing Room, Main Floor, East Wing and catch some of our fun, cute, and relaxing videos.

Virtual Programming


Movies and TV

Find a movie or TV show to watch while you unwind!

Not finding what you want to watch at the Library? Watch free movies and TV shows with one of these ad-supported streaming services!