Escape Room 2022

Escape the Library - More than Just Books

It's the beginning of the semester and your Underwater Basket Weaving 101 group decided to have their first project meeting in the library's Reservable Group Study Room. Since you were going to be in the lower level of the library, you decide to book a time (after the group meeting) to print a special poster to decorate your dorm room. Once your poster is printed, you learn that you can pay to have it laminated so you drop it off at the first-floor Circulation desk. Since it's after business hours for a large lamination, you will have to wait until the next day to pick it up. It's getting late and your roommate has probably turned in for the night so you decide to go to the Ultra Quiet study space on third floor to finish an assignment that is due soon. Unfortunately, you start to nod off and fall into a deep sleep. When you wake up the library is dark and you realize the library has closed and you are locked in! Now you must find the eight hidden trophies of some of the services the library offers and place them in the room to get the key to escape. Before Public Safety catches you in the library! Dun dun duuun!

  • Located on the Lower Level of Benner Library.
  • Group must contain at least one ONU student, faculty, or staff. Show your Tiger Card at time of payment.
  • Payment of $5 per person should be paid at least 15 minutes before participation.
    (Tiger Dollars or cash accepted)
  • Must reserve by midnight the day before.
  • Groups of 5-8.
    (Minimum of 4 but not recommended.)
  • We request that you respect the normal library rules.
  • Please keep your discoveries of the escape room to yourself. Don’t ruin it for other participants!
  • NO pictures inside the escape room! BUT at least one cell phone may be needed.
  • Late groups will forfeit their time slots.
  • Please allow one hour for the entire experience.
  • Each person who participates in the Escape Room will earn a ticket. Tickets will be collected on the 1st -floor of Benner Library through October 20, 2022. Winners of the Library Welcome Week drawing will be selected at 8pm that evening.
Escape the Library opens September 1, 2022 and will be available for about four weeks. Go to our reservations system to see available times.
  • Choose the desired date and time.
  • Must reserve by midnight the day before.
  • Record number of members.
  • Communications will go to the reserver as the team leader.
  • Total allotted time to escape: 30 minutes
  • Members of the fastest team: By October 19th, the fastest team to solve our Escape Room will be determined. We will add a ticket to the Welcome Week drawing for each person on the winning team.
  • Bragging rights
  • Special "Escaped" button