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The Betty & Gordon Moore Library


Thanks to your important user feedback we have been encouraged to create a "Break Space". It's something we had been thinking about since we learned that taking breaks from intensive study has been found to improve attention and reinvigorate your senses.

So, chillout zone, leisure nook, rest stop, call it what you like - it's an area where you can now take a break from your intensive study. There's our comfiest chairs and a sofa to curl up on as well as more beanbags. You'll also find some well-sourced works of fiction, an expanding jigsaw and board game collection and a snack machine all close to hand. Best of all, there are no noise restrictions and you can drink and eat your cold snacks there.

As a result of mess and stains left on the carpet we cannot permit the eating of hot food in the library. Take-away food should not be ordered for or consumed in the library. It can be consumed at the picnic tables outside the building.


Further reading: University of Illinois 2011 Study / MIT Guide to Taking Effective Breaks

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