4 reasons to visit the library this summer


Happy first day of summer!

Now, we know what you’re thinking. It’s the season for kicking back at the beach with friends, eating snags at a backyard BBQ bash or lazing on a plastic pool float.

But we have a cooler (literally) idea for what you should be doing this summer – visit your Griffith University library! Get off your inflatable flamingo, bundle all your electronic devices into your bag and head back to campus. Stat.

Here are four dang good reasons you need to visit the library this summer.

1. Beat the heat
Did we mention the library is air-conditioned? It’s so lovely and cool in here. Hold on a minute while I put on my cardi, get up from my chair (without leaving a sweaty residue), and enjoy a steaming hot, chai latte.

2. Keep connected
We have computers, laptops and Wi-Fi. Oh my!

Common-use computers are available in the library. Did you know you can use them for things other than downloading your lecture notes from Learning@Griffith? Now’s the time to catch up on all the stuff you missed during the semester. Hello, Huffington Post and Buzzfeed!

Or if you prefer to recline in a beanbag with a laptop or mobile device, you can do that too. Borrow a laptop from the library for free, or bring your own device and connect to the university Wi-Fi.

3. Enjoy some peace and quiet
It’s a library… shhh! Although it may seem like a hive of activity during the semester (with the associated loud buzzing), the library is so, so quiet this time of year. As Darryl Kerrigan would say, ‘how’s the serenity?’.

4. Save money
We have so many entertaining activities to choose from which won’t cost you a cent.

There’s the Xbox at the Gold Coast campus, popular magazines and newspapers online and then there are the books. Print books, eBooks, kid’s books, big books, fiction books…

And yes, we totally have the book with the red cover that your friend borrowed last month. It’s upstairs on the shelf next to the yellow book.