Answered By: Ewan McCubbin
Last Updated: Aug 25, 2015     Views: 210

Thanks for your feedback - I can appreciate how frustrating this is given the pressure on study space and PC availability at busy times.

We do not currently have a policy of asking users sitting at a PC study desk to move to another seat.  To enforce such a policy would be problematic, not least because we are aware that some students will use a PC desk because a). there are no other seats available and/or b). there are no seats available with a power point.

Given this problem and the recent student-run survey on the Library that highlighted yet again the importance of power points to students, I have asked colleagues in University Estates to investigate the options for more power.  There are roughly 260 study seats in the Library (about 25% of the total) that are without a power point and I'm hopeful that we may be able to get more.

I think once we have power at more study seats, we may be more inclined to consider a policy along the lines of what you suggest.

Thanks again for your feedback.

Ewan McCubbin (Assistant Director)