Sometimes the library is the perfect place to study. It’s relatively quiet and comfortable. Sometimes, though, this campus staple can become a deadly place.
The person at the desk next to you can have a runny nose, open a bag of chips or take a phone call. The absence of A/C can turn the entire library into a sauna. The only open spots might be in the basement, where the air is stale and it’s too quiet. What I’m trying to say is that there are times when the library just isn’t the right place to study.
One could try to study on the mall or scope out a new spot in Harper, but I personally prefer to book it off campus.
A coffee shop is the perfect off-campus study destination. The smell of coffee alone can make a person smarter (that’s not scientifically supported at all, it’s just my theory).
Starbucks at 15th and Douglas is awesome, but it has a couple crucial problems: limited seating and that fact that it’s only open until 7 p.m.
During midterm week, my friend and I went to Starbucks at about 6 p.m., ready to zone in for a few hours, only to discover it was closing soon.
We weren’t deterred though, because I had recently heard about Caffeine Dreams, a coffee shop on 45th and Farnam. We decided to check it out.
Turns out it’s one of the most hipster places I’ve ever been. The baristas had the super trendy haircuts and tattoos, and the drink selection
It’s a great environment to study in, with a ton of perfect-sized, but weird, tables and chill music playing. The best part: it’s open until 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Sundays, and midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
It’s more of a drive from campus—about 10 minutes—but it’s definitely worth it.
So if you’re tired of the library, can’t stand the heat in there and want to get off campus to study sometime after 7 p.m., consider checking out Caffeine Dreams.