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Self-Care: Self-Care Collection

Guide to the Library's self-care resources


Xavier Library seeks to support students' well-being across all dimensions. In 2023 the Library started a Self-Care collection. Most items check out for one week at a time. Look below for descriptions of what's available at the Library, as well as other Well-Being stops around campus.

Board Games

Xavier Library owns over 100 board and card games, as well as books to get you started on your own RPG (role playing game). See this guide to learn more about the games we own, or click the link below to see the list of games.

Rubik's Cube and Puzzles

Jigsaw puzzles for 2D and Rubik's cubes for 3D breaks

Zen Garden

All the elements to build your own Zen garden.

Lap Desk

A lap desk to make studying in any position comfortable!

Coloring Kits

Checkout a coloring book and coloring utensils. 3 kits have colored pencils and a sharpener. 3 kits have markers. Feel free to remove a page to color it.


Mini Desk Fan

Three miniature, USB powered desk fans are available.

Health Measurements

1 blood pressure cuff, with instructions on how to use it.


3 clip-on pedometers.

White Noise

We have three white noise machines.

Birdwatching Kit

1 pair of binoculars, with stand for easier photos or video, and bird guide.

Sun lamps

USB-powered sunlamps, and adapters for wall plug.