There are many formal spaces in the Langdell Library of Harvard Law School (HLS). But not on the top floor on a bridge leading to the Lewis Hall stacks, where 14 oversized, decidedly informal beanbag chairs line the passage. Referred to by the librarians as “Beanbag Alley,” it’s a place to stretch out, laptop-on-lap, make a phone call, or listen to music on headphones. Students can also be found Skypeing with faraway family members or simply napping, sometimes in catlike positions. It’s a place to reflect and recharge, to daydream about home or future endeavors, and just to be.