Love is in the air, but so is the sweat from finals season. Have you been chained to a desk the past two weeks? Are you afraid the love of your life might slip away because all you can think about are blue books and essay prompts? Have no fear! Nexustentialism is here to save your unraveling relationships. Here are the best places in the library for a little one-on-one time.
1. The Oceanside Staircase
Sure, you could be unoriginal and walk across the hall to the elevators so you can re-enact your favorite “50 Shades of Grey” scene, but that would be so expected. Choosing the stairs says that you aren’t afraid of commitment and that you love fitness.
2. Any of the Cubicles
Cubicles provide the right balance of privacy and openness. They’re perfect for when you’re still figuring out what kind of relationship you want with a person. Do you want to go further with them? Slide them a note under the divider. Do you want to dump them? Slip away when they’re not looking
3. Study Room 2501
This room is nice and secluded with only one glass wall facing book cases. It offers a lot of sturdy furniture for those late-night “studying” sessions. You can even book it in advance for up to two hours through the library’s online system.
4. Balcony Over the Paseo West Entrance
Nothing says “I love you” like looking down on other people. You can hold hands as you peer over the railing at what you two could conquer together. Make it clear to your sweetheart that this isn’t just some college fling; you want to take them places.
5. Pacific View Room
Not only does this room offer a breathtaking view, but the ambience is also spectacular. You can spend the hours gazing into your lover’s eyes in complete silence, surrounded in their aura and by complete strangers. Or send each other nudes while sitting across from each other; just make sure your phones are silenced.
Emily Anne Williams is a second-year linguistics major that spends very little time in the library.