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Take a Break: Library

Take a Break and come to the library!

During exams it's normal to get lost in studying, but it's very important to remember to practice healthy study habits. Don't forget to Take a Break!

Starting in December and running until supplies last, you can stop by any staffed library location and pick up a study break kit. We'll have a few types to choose from, all packed with things you need to help practice healthy study habits. After the kits run out, there will still be treats and activities available to be picked up at any service desk until the end of exams.

Structure your study

Make a study plan

  • Set goals
  • Review your notes and readings
  • Teach others
  • Take breaks. Yes, we even recommend including your breaks in your study plan
  • Reward yourself!

Share your study tips! 

Every library will have a whiteboard set up with a daily question. Grab a post-it note, a pen, slap your answer on the board, and take a quick break to read everyone else's answers. Every weekday we will share your answers on our Instagram account. 


Don't forget to share your creations and study tips on social media and tag us for a chance to win one of three $50.00 gift cards to SHOPUsask

Want to enter for a prize and don't have a social media account? Fill out this form.

Stay motivated

Fight procrastination

  • Do the hard work when you are at your best. Make sure to plan your study around times you know you are at your most productive.
  • Avoid distractions.
  • Study in short blocks. We suggest short bursts of productive study time interspersed with breaks. Try the Pomodoro Method.

Stretch your creative muscles

Feeling artsy? Every library location will have a collaborative mural that we invite you to add to. Make a monster, add a mountain, have fun! We'll make sure to share pictures of your art online.

Self care

Take care of your body

  • Get enough rest. Yes, your study hours are precious, but without sleep, your brain won't work.
  • Eat well. Don't starve yourself. Eat something healthy to keep yourself fueled.
  • Take breaks and move around. Who doesn't love an impromptu dance party?

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