Most students, faculty and staff know that you can check out a laptop and, of course, a book from the library. But here are five hidden treasures available at the Green and Hubert Library for your use:
1. Portable chargers
Charging stations get more action than a Twitter hashtag during the holiday season and, as you may have already experienced, with popularity comes the problem of availability. Next time you find yourself left out, check out a portable charger from FIU Libraries instead. Our universal chargers support a variety of Android, Apple and Windows products. Now this option may not come with your own password and lock, but you can keep your phone with you, which is important in an Instagramable world.
If you're like most people today, music gets you into the study groove and forgetting your headphones can put a halt on a study session before it even begins. Before you run to the bookstore or spend money at the supply vending machine, you may want to consider borrowing them from the library. Free is literally the best deal on campus.
3. Bluetooth speakers
I know what you may be thinking, there is no way the library would supply students with that level of noise. Librarians may regret it, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have access to it. Whether you want to use a speaker for a academic or personal use is up to you; but for your own safety, you're advised not to use it on the quiet floors.
4. DVDs and movie streaming
In a post-Westeros world, don’t you want to find out what all the “Game of Thrones” hype was about? FIU libraries have hundreds of movies and shows available to stream or view on VHS, DVD or Blue-ray format.
5. Books from other libraries
No, we don’t play James Bond music, dress up in all black and sleuth the books for you; but through an interlibrary system known as UBorrow, you can request books from other libraries within the program and have them sent to the Green or Hubert Library for check out.