UTS Library

Introducing the "EnergyPod"

Feeling tired, needing to recharge? Have a rest in the EnergyPod  - a purpose designed "napping" chair.
Located near the rear stairwell on Level 2.

Did you know that a 20-minute nap is beneficial for your well-being and productivity; improving alertness, learning, creativity, mood, reducing stress and the risk of heart disease? The EnergyPod will be available on a first in best-dressed basis, however please be mindful to keep your power naps to the recommended daily dosage. 

Features include:

  • Automatic 20 minute timer - for optimum nap time
  • Reclining, ergonomic and adjustable chair
  • Privacy Visor - this screen can be pulled across manually to darken the space and create seclusion. The EnergyPod’s sphere provides semi-privacy without being overly enclosing. 
  • Noise cancelling headphones that play music unique to each of the three key phases of a short sleep experience: hypnologic (inducing); rest (maintaining); and hypnopompic (waking).
  • Space for your personal items and simple interface located on the right arm rest.

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I only have one hour for

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Roger, 1 month ago

I only have one hour for lunch on weekdays. Is the EnergyPod usually occupied at 12pm-1pm?

Hi Roger, Today when I walked

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Eleanor, 1 month ago

Hi Roger, Today when I walked past at lunchtime the Energy Pod was empty. It is a first in - first served basis and we ask visitors to stick to the 20 minute suggested nap time. I hope you get in a good nap. 

I just went there today at

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Roger, 1 month ago

I just went there today at about 1pm and it's packed. I'm unlikely to be able to use this device during the semester.

Is there a way to find out digitally if there is heavy demand for the device? I wouldn't want to travel for 20 minutes only to find out that it won't be available for the next couple of hours.

Hi Roger, we don't have a

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Eleanor, 1 month ago

Hi Roger, we don't have a booking system for the Energy Pod. Perhaps try coming to the library a little earlier especially during busy times if you'd like to be "first in line". If the pod is in use, we do have a newly launched sleep space located under the rear stairs on Level 2 which you are welcome to use for a nap. Please see this UTS Instagram link or for more information visit our Facebook post.


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