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2023 - Night Owls (Finals Week Programming)

De-stressing Resources

On this page, you will find online resources available to you from The Claremont Colleges and The Claremont Colleges Library, as well as resources available on the open web, to help you de-stress during finals week. It's natural to feel stress during finals week and we are here to connect you to resources to mediate your stress levels. Take a brain break using these resources!

Self Care Tips

Consider the following self-care tips from MCAPS to manage stress:

  • Talk about it – discussing your feelings with trusted others can help you feel less alone. 
  • Get plenty of sleep, as well as regular “down-time” to rest and recuperate. This means taking study breaks and avoiding all-nighters. 
  • Strive to eat in a balanced and healthy way.
  • Practice deep breathing or other forms of relaxation.
  • Avoid excessive use of alcohol or drugs to self-soothe or self-medicate.

Mindfulness and Meditation

Mindfulness and Meditation Resources

Join us on December 7 & 8 for Stop & Breathe (30 minutes of light stretching and deep relaxation).

Animal Live Cams

Sometimes what you want to watch are sea otters. Or a peaceful kelp forest. Or a platypus! Below are links to live cams of animals; use them to take a breath and breathe. (The jellies at the Monterey Bay Aquarium are particularly good for this.)

Library Leisure Reading Collections

Library Music Resources

Library Streaming Services

Hoopla is a digital platform to which public libraries subscribe, and which offers public library patrons the option to borrow streaming music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows.

  • LA County Library: Free Films and TV
  •  Sign up process: 
    • Do you have a public library card? If yes, great! If not, see if you can get a public library card in person or online. 

    • Check to see if your public library has access to Hoopla (usually under Databases or Digital Resources). Create an account using the email address attached to your library account. 

    • Once you add your email and password, you'll see your public library(s) listed. Choose your library!

    • Sign up with your library card number

    • Browse, search, and listen to music, audiobooks and more!

Games, Apps, Puzzles, and Coloring pages



  • Moon Globe: Zoom in and out to view the moon's surface. 
  • Leafsnap: Identify trees, leaves, and plants with this electronics field guide.
  • NASA: Access tons of NASA content including images, videos, podcasts, and more.


Coloring pages:

Zoom Backgrounds

Use these Zoom backgrounds to study on campus virtually! Zoom offers a virtual background feature that allows you to display an image or video as your background during Zoom meetings.