Learn more about how the HSU Library can help
support your fully online research and learning needs.

Stay updated at HSU Campus Ready.

Skip to Main Content

Brain Booth in the HSU Library

The Library Brain Booth is an informal, experiential space to learn about the mind body connection, reduce stress and optimize learning.

The Brain Booth Initiative

Brain Booth Designated Open Space (BBDOS): Check it out!

Take a Brain Break!

The Library Brain Booth is a drop-in, hands-on experiential space to explore metacognition and is open to all HSU students, staff, and faculty as well as community members. The Brain Booth Designated Open Space (BBDOS) is on the 2nd floor.


Available there during regular Library hours: Coloring & Origami supplies, Biofeedback stationary machine, Massage Chair, Gratitude log, FitDesks & Meditation Corner. The Meditation Corner provides Mindfulness Meditation instructions.

Additional Brain Booth equipment is available to borrow at the Checkout desk: Portable Biofeedback units, Sound & Light Therapy units, and Virtual Reality Goggles.

You can drop by to enjoy a mindful minute and to take an intentional brain break. 

You can also email a request for a class visits or request Brain Booth pop-up events.

The Library Brain Booth opened on August 31, 2016. The Brain Booth Designated Open Space (BBDOS) has been available since September 2017.

The Brain Booth Mission

The Library Brain Booth seeks to introduce the Humboldt State community to international scientific research on the effects of mindfulness, attention, and contemplation through hands-on tools and activities in an informal, experiential setting. Students are especially encouraged to explore the positive impacts that taking an intentional brain break can have on their academic success. Although the Library Brain Booth recognizes the contributions of people of all faiths and backgrounds to mindfulness practices, it has no religious affiliation. People of all abilities, cultures, and faiths are welcome in the Library Brain Booth.

The Library Brain Booth was made possible through the support of the HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation and the Office of Research, Economic, & Community Development.

Getting Started

You can contact me directly (katia@humboldt.edu) for a consultation as well as to request a class visit or a Brain Booth pop-up event.

~ Katia, The Brain Booth Librarian

BBDOS Coloring Supplies

BBDOS Stationary Biofeedback Machine