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Finals Week at Murphy Library

Posted 1:54 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021

Student studying in Murphy Library

Free Coffee, Extended Hours, De-Stress Resources, and more!

Another semester is almost over, and Murphy Library is here to help you finish out the semester strong! We have many resources available to help you do your absolute best during finals week! 

Extended Hours

The library will be open later for finals December 16 - December 22. For winter break hours and more, see our hours webpage.

  • Thursday, December 16 (study day): 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. 
  • Friday, December 17: 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, December 18: 7:30 a.m. - midnight
  • Sunday, December 19: 11:00 a.m- 1:00 a.m.
  • Monday - Tuesday, December 20 - 21: 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, December 22: 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

FREE Coffee

Murphy Library and Dining Services are providing free coffee in the library at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18 and at 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 19. Coffee is first come, first served.

Research Help

Need help finding a few more sources for your final paper? Are you trying to determine if the sources you’ve found are credible? Get research help from a librarian from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekdays during finals.  

You can also find library resources for different subjects, courses, or other topics by using our library guides. 

Cite Your Sources

Writing up your bibliography can be tricky, but librarians have put together a Citing Sources guide full of tips and resources to help you create your citations.

De-stress Resources

Need a study break to help you de-stress? Try one of the following: 

  • Coloring – Check out these free coloring pages you can print out or color online instead. 
  • Mindfulness resources – Insight Timer has a wealth of meditation, yoga, and sleep resources, and nearly all of them are free. 
  • Get active – UWL Rec Sports is providing FREE group fitness classes during finals week. Check out their social accounts for more info: Instagram (@uwlrecsports) and Facebook (
  • Play games for free online with friends – Visit to play games like Trial by Trolley, Joking Hazard, Chess, and more with your friends or family, even if you currently live in different cities, states, or countries! 

Good luck with finals, Eagles!