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Sensory friendly study nights

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By Ana Diab

Posted on September 18, 2023 | Updated September 18, 2023, 10:17am

Filed in Faculty, Staff, Students

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An evening of dim lights, no scents, and reduced volume. Every Thursday night in the library artists' books room.

For the fall semester the library will be hosting sensory friendly study nights in the artists’ books room on the lower level of the library every Thursday evening from 6-8pm. The space will be scent-free, food-free and as quiet as possible.

What to expect:

  • lowered lights and a variety of table lamps to choose from
  • a selection of neurotools* from the library collection
  • ear plugs and over ear protection
  • a selection of different seating options and privacy carrels.

Stop by to study, work on a project, or relax.

These events are meant for neurodiverse students and those with sensory sensitivities, but all are welcome. Please show up scent free.

A library staff person will be available to take suggestions on ways to make the space work better for everyone. If you can’t make it, please email us with your ideas and suggestions.

No food or drink in the artists’ books room, but if you need anything, you can eat and drink in the other library spaces.

*NeuroTools are tools that can support anyone, but are built with special consideration for neurodiverse folks. These tools include fidgets, sensory supports, and brain aids. All tools are available to checkout from the Library for a period of 7 days.