Top five: places to study for finals on campus and around Brookings

Hannah Baker

Hannah Baker

Finding a quiet place to study for finals might possibly be just as difficult as the exams themselves. With roommates and Facebook around every corner, it’s important to get away to a place where you can focus.

Although Brookings may seem like a small town, there are many places to go on and off SDSU’s campus for those lengthy study sessions.

1. Hilton M. Briggs Library.

Due to finals week, the library has extended its hours on Sunday-Wednesday until 2 a.m. and on Thursday until midnight so you can have a place to study into the late hours of the night.

There are large tables on the main floor that are useful if you are studying with a group, or upstairs there are the big, blue couches to lounge on and smaller cubicle desks that are useful when you really need to cut out the distractions and focus.

If you plan on studying late, always try to come and go in pairs, no matter where you are.

2. Cottonwood Coffee.

Located at 509 Main Avenue in downtown Brookings, Cottonwood Coffee provides an excellent atmosphere for studying. It is open until 10 p.m. and provides a much-needed tool many students will be consuming during Finals Week: caffeine.

3. Brookings Public Library.

If Briggs Library is looking a little too crowded, another option to consider is the public library. It is located at 515 3rd St. and is open until 9 p.m. during the school week.

4. The Union.

Normally you might find The Union to be a noisy atmosphere but it quiets down in the evening. There are many tables available on the main floor or couches and study tables upstairs that provide large amounts of space for you to spread out from others.

5. Zesto.

Contrary to what you might think, Zesto is a great place to study. It is located at 1010 22nd Avenue South and is open until 10 p.m. It has wireless Internet available for laptops and of course ice cream, which makes for the perfect combination.

Finals week may seem painful, but it doesn’t have to take over your life. One thing to always remember is that it is the last week of school until summer. After the long and strenuous weekends you can finally close those books and start the plans you’ve been daydreaming about since spring break, which makes it all worth it.