From the suggestion box:
I am deeply disappointed that the same issues of noise and food use continue to be a concern each year, and very little seems to be done about it. "Quiet conversation" on the 1st floor is often hardly that. It is also disturbing that students continue to bring in coffee, chips and other goods and sit near the books. There is a clear need for signage and greater acknowledgement that the individual student must be aware of the study needs of other students and members of the public.
Thank you for your feedback. We do empathise with your concerns and are investigating a number of ways to reduce food and noise in the library. As you can imagine the library is a high traffic area and this means that the facilities are often "well used" .Staff regularly talk to students about the type of food they bring into the building and encourage them to use suitable areas including the additional outside seating and kitchenette which is available.
We are working on finding other ways to encourage students to behave in a more community minded manner (and this includes thinking about appropriate signage and other methods which may be more effective).
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