Answered By: Graeme Hawes
Last Updated: Oct 12, 2017     Views: 35

Thank you for your feedback and apologies for the delay in my reply.

We need to keep the staircase in the Main Library clear to allow the free flow of users through the building. The primary concern here is safety but there is also the important issue of noise. While I am sure you are silent other students will use the staircase to stop and take phone calls or have conversations and the associated noise travels into the silent zones on the upper floors of the Library. For that reason, as well as the safety angle, we make sure no one sits on the staircase and I would ask you to please walk down to Level 2 to enjoy your packed lunch.

Do not hesitate to get back in touch if I can be of any further assistance.

kind regards
Graeme Hawes

User Services Manager
October 2017

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