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The Meriam Library is Chico States 4 story library. This place is obviously where you will spend a lot of your time as a Chico State student. The library offers many services and niches for the students to make it the most comfortable and welcoming place to be. Here are some of the top five things the Meriam Library has to offer at Chico State

1.  The Third Floor is the Quiet Floor

While in the library there are many zones that are dedicated as “quiet”. These zones are places people can go to for silence. While in most of these it is still easily possible to hear ambient noises from the other students on the floor working together in groups. However, the entirety of the third floor of the library is the quiet floor. Nobody speaks here and there is little to no ambient noise. The only noise you’ll often hear is the movement of people and objects, and occasionally a furtive whisper. When studying for stressful finals, this is the place to go if you need peace and quiet.

2. De-Stress Table

Finals week is a stressful time, even for the best college student. Luckily, at Chico State, the Meriam Library offers a De-Stressing table for the students. This table has free printing paper, stickers, pens, pencils, adult coloring books, coloring supplies and so much more. On top of this, one recent finals week they even offered buttons that said “Meriam Library is for all” in both English and Spanish, as well having the wording in rainbow colors. The staff at the Meriam Library cares about the students and wants finals week to be as painless as possible

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3. Question of the Week

Every week the library has a whiteboard in the lobby of the second floor. This whiteboard always has a question on one side of it. These questions have been everything from “What is your method of surviving finals week” to “What superpower would you have”. To the side of the whiteboard, there is a table that is full of sticky notes and pens. You write your answer on a sticky note and stick it to the whiteboard. Then at the end of the week, they take all the sticky notes and write the most popular answer on the other side of the whiteboard. So, you can see this week question on one side, and last weeks most popular answer on the other. It is a fun and creative way to show students at Chico have a lot more in common than one would think.

4. Phone Charging Stations

The Meriam Library cares about the students so much they even offer a free phone charging station. The only downside about this amazing feature is that unless you have absolute trust in the other individuals in the library it is generally a bad idea to leave your device unattended.

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5. Fourth Floor Tacos

The fourth-floor taco stand is an elusive beast to most freshman at Chico state. Hearing about it mostly through rumors and legends, always too afraid to go up to the fourth floor and see for themselves. Rumor is it only appears during finals week, others say it always there. Nobody really knows. It’s part of the Meriam Library’s mystique.


The Meriam Library is a place for all students. Whether studying, finding an academic resource, or just taking a quick rest between classes. the Library has resources for all students. The main thing not covered in this article is the staff of the Library. They are always amazing, bright, and willing to help you. Even if you are asking to find resources about a difficult subject, they are judgment free and will direct you to the right place. The Meriam Library is an amazing and wonderful place at Chico State.







Randy Richard

I am an English Studies Major at CSU Chico, I hope to minor in creative writing as well.

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