Notice: Access to Special Collections material, the Reading Room, and Instruction will temporarily be suspended starting on Aug.12, 2024 as the collection will be moved from the basement to 3 East. Normal operations are anticipated to resume late in the semester. Read more for current updates.
Notice: Access to Special Collections material, the Reading Room, and Instruction will temporarily be suspended starting on Aug.12, 2024 as the collection will be moved from the basement to 3 East. Normal operations are anticipated to resume late in the semester. Read more for current updates.
Notice: Maintenance affecting the library catalog will occur on July 26-29. The catalog will be available except for newly added e-resources, which will not appear until after the maintenance is completed and the backlog of changes can be delivered - possibly 10 days. In addition, renewals and changes to circulation status will not be visible in the EDS interface during this time.
Notice: Maintenance affecting the library catalog will occur on July 26-29. The catalog will be available except for newly added e-resources, which will not appear until after the maintenance is completed and the backlog of changes can be delivered - possibly 10 days. In addition, renewals and changes to circulation status will not be visible in the EDS interface during this time.
Notice: Due to ongoing construction, 4 East is currently closed to the public.  To obtain items located on 4 East, please place an online request for the item to be paged for you using the ‘Place Request’ button in the catalog. Please visit our Circulation FAQ page for assistance in using our catalog.
Notice: Due to ongoing construction, 4 East is currently closed to the public.  To obtain items located on 4 East, please place an online request for the item to be paged for you using the ‘Place Request’ button in the catalog. Please visit our Circulation FAQ page for assistance in using our catalog.

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