Midterm Frenzy at Weldon Library!

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(second floor of Weldon Library)

Over the course of the past month, Weldon Library has become one of my frequently visited places. Not only is it the biggest library on campus (correct me if I’m wrong), but it is also close to the Social Science Center and the University Community Centre, where I have most my classes. This means that when class is over, I can just grab a cookie from Tim Horton’s and dash to the library.

I love studying at the library. I enjoy being surrounded by books and hardworking students, who motivate me to study harder. My favourite floor at the Weldon Library is the fourth floor; I love sitting at the group tables close by to the elevators. I love this spot because cubicles tend to make me feel claustrophobic after a while, and I realized that I have to sit near a window when I’m studying (don’t ask me why, I don’t know either. But I do get a great view of Huron!)

Lately though, Weldon Library has been packed because of all the midterms that are going on. This makes finding a place in my usual spot ridiculously hard. For me, I usually arrive at the library around 4, as that is when my classes end. Trying to find a spot at the library becomes a wild goose chase.  I even have a routine developed but to no avail. I’d take the elevator up to the fourth floor, look around, and then take the stairs up to the fifth floor. If none of the group tables are available, then I take the elevator to the second floor, and wake down the stairs to the first floor, and I usually end up sitting all the way at the back of the first floor, past all the computers. This routine takes around fifteen to twenty minutes to complete and it always ends up with me sitting at the silent study area on the first floor.

I realize that I could sit in the cubicles on the fourth or fifth floor, and I’ve tried. But I had a pretty bad cough last week, and would sometimes have random coughing fits. In the cubicle/silent study area, where anyone can hear a pin drop, my coughing sounds are amplified, and probably disturbs everyone.

Perhaps I need to refine my strategy or perhaps I should check out another library. I hear the King’s library is great. Either way, I cannot wait till midterms are over and my usual spot will be in less demand. Any readers out there facing similar problems? I’d love to hear from you!

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