Michigan State University

Some areas of the Main Library are now open 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday and 12pm to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. These areas include main-floor access to Circulation as well as our study and computing space on 1 East with access to MSU printing. As of Feb. 1st, we opened 1 West. Our total capacity at this time is 120 people. We also now have touchless lockers, where you may pick up materials. Outside of safety, our top priority is to provide access to all of our collections. We continue to offer virtual services. We also are paging materials and will continue to mail materials to faculty, staff, and students living off-campus. We encourage you to use our convenient distance services. Please see our Online and Distance Learning resource page for more information.

Video Games

Playing video games "un-ergonomically" can lead to:

  • repetitive strain injuries
  • skin disorders
  • pain and/or numbness in hands, wrists, back and neck
  • other health issues

What can you do?

  • Take 10-15 minute break every hour you're playing
  • Stretch often
  • Do 15-20 minutes of cardio activity daily to improve circulation and increase oxygen flow to the arms
  • Use pillows to support your arms
  • Use a light touch when using controllers
  • Keep arms relaxed and controller close to your lap
  • Have adequate lighting and eliminate glare on screen
  • Prevent eye strain by following 20-20-20 rule
  • For every 20 minutes of play, focus for 20 seconds on an object 20 feet away