April 24, 2014

Napping in the Library—On Purpose

Energy Pod in Wesleyan Library

While librarians often consider patrons sleeping in the library a problem to be solved, at Wesleyan it is now something to be encouraged. Wesleyan University installed EnergyPods in its Olin and Science libraries on October 16, University Librarian Patricia Tully told LJ. The pods were donated by Wesleyan alumni Christopher Lindholst and Arshad Chowdury, co-founders of MetroNaps. They’re designed to provide the perfect environment for a 20 minute nap, from positioning to privacy to white noise and a gentle wake-up call via vibrations and lighting rather than a blaring alarm clock.