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April 9, 2024

Take a moment to yourself in our Reset Rooms

Now and then, the stress of Uni life and coursework can get a little overwhelming. That’s why the library now has a dedicated space where you can take a moment to unwind, de-stress and centre yourself before returning to your studies.

What is a Reset Room? 

Our Reset Rooms are calming, comfortable and private spaces that are specifically designed to promote self-regulation. They are located at each campus and available to book for up to 30 minutes at a time.

Also known as a sensory room, Reset Rooms are intended to support neurodivergent people and those who may find loud, crowded or otherwise busy places overwhelming. They’re a helpful support mechanism to allow people with sensory processing issues the chance to participate in university life. Our Reset Rooms have been created as part of Deakin’s commitment to our Disability Access and Inclusion Action Plan and Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. 

Reset Rooms include acoustic treatment to existing walls to reduce noise disturbance from external sources, adjustable lighting themes and different furniture settings.  

‘Our libraries are the heart of the campus, they are community spaces, and at Deakin, we want to make sure we truly create spaces that support and enable everyone to participate and succeed at university,’ says University Librarian Hero McDonald. ‘We hope that it enables greater participation on campus, and that people feel safe and included in the library.’  

What are the Reset Room guidelines?

We want Reset Rooms to be a safe, soothing space to take a moment for yourself. Please use the digital panel outside each room to make a booking for a maximum of 30 minutes.

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Where are the Reset Rooms? 

Burwood Campus: Library Level 1 Room V1.45  

Waterfront Campus: Library Room D3.122  

Waurn Ponds Campus: Library Level 2 Room JC2.310  

Warrnambool: Library Level 2 Room B2.44  

Find out more about the Reset Rooms on our website.  

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