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Sleeping pods installed in Perth university library

Edith Cowan University in Perth has installed two sleeping pods on its Joondalup campus, reports the ABC.

The pods, which are equipped with music and lighting, are designed for a 20-minute, energy-boosting ‘power nap’.

University librarian David Howard told the ABC that talking, eating and sleeping are all permitted on the library’s ground floor.

‘Twenty years ago libraries would have been silent, the librarians would have been shushing people, waking people up, and it was all about individual study,’ said Howard. ‘The way students are studying now is quite different. It’s more about group study; they spend long hours in the library and they want to have a cup of coffee and to be able to sleep in the stacks. They want the libraries to be more liveable spaces.’


Category: Library news