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Stress Relief & Intellectual Wellness at the Drexel Libraries

A guide to help you cope with stress and improve your intellectual wellness through creativity, mindfulness, and games

About the Serenity Suite

Now Open! Book Your Reservation Today!

We're excited to introduce our new Serenity Suite, a dedicated space where students can slow down, reflect, and relax between studying and classes.


At the Drexel Libraries, we believe that students thrive when they are centered, focused, and in an environment that supports their unique needs and preferences.

The Libraries’ new Serenity Suite is a space where Drexel Dragons can relax, refocus, and reenergize. Engage in various relaxation and intellectual wellness activities that fit your needs—whether you’re looking to relax and meditate for a few minutes, clear your mind with a puzzle, or boost your energy levels with a few yoga poses.

The Drexel University Libraries is committed to supporting students' individual needs through guidance, equipment, information resources, and spaces that enhance Drexel students’ desire and ability to concentrate and contributes to their full engagement in self-managed balance and well-being.

 

Location & Reservations

The Serenity Suite is located in the Dragons’ Learning Den in the W.  W. Hagerty Library (room 109). At this time, the room is available by reservation only.

Read on for more information about this new space and then book your reservation today!

Key Features

Use the Serenity Suite to engage in relaxation and intellectual wellness activities that fit your needs—whether you’re looking to relax and meditate for a few minutes, clear your mind with a puzzle, or boost your energy levels with a few yoga poses.

The Serenity Suite currently offers these features & activities: 

  • Wellness supplies: We offer a variety of wellness supplies and activities available for use in the Serenity Suite--and anywhere else in the W. W. Hagerty Library. To borrow supplies, please visit the Service Desk on the first floor of the W. W. Hagerty Library. Read the sections below for a full list of available resources and activities. 

  • Indoor plants to boost your health & wellness: Studies show indoor plants lead to cleaner air, boost problem-solving, and reduce stress. Plants in the Serenity Suite include a Dragon Tree, Elephant’s Foot, Aloe Vera, Parlor Palm, and Lucky Bamboo.
     
  • Comfortable furniture: Enjoy the cozy ambiance with a carefully curated selection of furniture, including a chaise lounge chair, a height-adjustable laptop table, a high-back 360-degree swivel club chair, and an ottoman, providing a comfortable and customizable environment.
     
  • Natural light: Bask in the natural light that fills the room, courtesy of a large street-facing window with a light filtering shade and a door with a glass window, creating an uplifting and serene atmosphere.

Wellness Supplies & Activities

The Libraries offers a variety of activities and items that support intellectual wellness. Visit the Service Desk to borrow an item or activity.

You can use any of these resources in the Serenity Suite or in other areas of the W. W. Hagerty Library. 

  • Biofeedback machine
  • Board games
  • Coloring pages
  • Decks of cards
  • Kneeling chair for meditation
  • Light therapy lamps
  • Noise canceling headphones
  • Origami tutorial book
  • Puzzles & brain teasers
  • Sound machine for sound therapy
  • White noise machine
  • Yoga workout handouts, yoga mats & yoga ball

Access & House Rules

We encourage you to try not to bring work into the room, and try to take a pause from social media and your devices as well.

Read on for a few other house rules and reservation information. 

  • The Serenity Suite is available by reservation only:  You may reserve the space for one hour each day.
     
  • The Serenity Suite is designed for personal well-being: No more than two people in the room at a time.
     
  • To access the Serenity Suite during normal Library hours (7:30am to midnight): Please visit the Service Desk. A member of the Libraries’ staff will unlock the door for you.

  • To access the Serenity Suite after normal Library hours (midnight to 7:30am): Visit the security desk in the Dragons’ Learning Den, and the guard will open the door.
     
  • Food & drink policy: Please leave all food outside the Serenity Suite: Drinks with secure lids are allowed.