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Students cramming for finals at the University of Illinois will get a little time to visit with canine friends.

The school is having therapy dogs come to several campus libraries over the next few days. Dogs from a variety of breeds, including Goldendoodle and Bichon Frisé, will visit the libraries with a group of handlers registered with CU Canine Connection. Reports indicate the school expects the dog visits will attract about 100 people an hour.

A reference services librarian with the Undergraduate Library says school officials are always looking for ways to help students cope with the stress of finals week.

This is the third fall that the therapy dogs have been at the Champaign-Urbana campus.

Exams started on Thursday and end on Dec. 19.

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