This recently rennovated space is a place for wellness at the Libraries. Students, staff, and visitors are encouraged to explore the resources of the Oasis Perkins to relax and recharge.

sitting area of Oasis Perkins

What resources will you find?

We encourage you to come explore what Oasis Perkins has to offer! Some of what you'll find include:

  • Yoga mats
  • Meditation cushions
  • Origami paper and instructions
  • Sudoku and logic puzzles
  • Coloring books
  • A jigsaw puzzle corner
  • A quiet nook
  • Essential oil sprays
  • A neck massager
  • The Oasis Perkins book collection, including:  How To Love ,   Zen Pencils , and more


Study Break: Paint by Sticker with DuWell

Take a break from studying and join Duke Wellness in this space to "paint with stickers" and have a cup of tea on Monday, November 12th from 6 - 7:30 PM.

paint by stickers

Cups of Kindness

Tea and coffee cups with positive messages and materials promoting mental health awareness will be distributed on  Tuesday, November 13th , from 8 to 11 PM. 

Previous events include:

Other wellness spaces

You can find the Duke Libraries Prayer and Meditation Room in Perkins 220, a smaller space for quiet reflection.

Oasis Perkins is managed by the Duke Libraries, in collaboration with Duke Wellness. We encourage you to also visit Oasis East and Oasis West, two more self-care spaces in the Student Health Center and on East Campus, respectively. You'll find resources to create your own aromatherapy room spray with essential oils, a massage chair, events, and more.