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Take a Moment to Relax in Our New Nap Pods

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University Libraries recognizes the importance of the holistic well-being of Montclair students, faculty, and staff. As such, we collaborated with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) which came up with the great idea of installing two state-of-the-art Metro Energy Nap Pods in the library.

The acquisition of our Nap Pods were made possible by a grant of $850,832 provided by the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE) to improve students’ lives, including their mental health well-being. The main purpose of the grant was to help disadvantaged students with mental health needs; populations which were most adversely affected by the pandemic.

The grant also helped to provide our University with several other equipment and services including:

  • 3 additional nap pods (2 in the student center and 1 in the recreation center)
  • 3 massage chairs (2 in the student center and 1 in the recreation center)
  • Increased access to mental health resources through partnerships with treatment centers including Blue Crest, GenPsych and Renfrew center.
  • Professional development for Montclair Faculty and Staff through the Steve Fund, an organization dedicated to supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color.
  • Funding to train, feed, heal and groom Pebbles, Montclair’s pupscot.

The new nap pods, located on the first floor in the Commuter Study Space, just outside of the Office for Faculty Excellence (OFE), are designed to provide library users with a dedicated space to rejuvenate both physically and mentally.

Some of the nap pod’s exciting features include:

  • A privacy visor
  • Built-in music player
  • Guided relaxation
  • Safe storage for personal belongings
  • A user-friendly interface

Ready to enhance your well-being? Visit the Sprague Library and indulge in a refreshing nap today!