Answered By: Sharon Nangle
Last Updated: Aug 25, 2015     Views: 38

Thank you for completing a “You said, We did” card recently.  I’m sorry if you have found that the desks aren’t clean enough. 

Cleaning staff do start cleaning the Library before the we open, but as I’m sure you’ll appreciate, it isn’t possible for them to have the whole of the Library cleaned before opening.  Priority is given to ensuring any spills etc. from the previous evening are cleaned, and that the toilets are cleaned and bins emptied.

The cleaning staff work very hard throughout the day to try to maintain a clean and safe environment, which can be very challenging when the library is at its busiest.  We ask Library users to assist in this by putting their rubbish into bins and leaving the space they’ve used as they have found it, and reporting any accidental spillages.  Whilst the vast majority of our users comply with this, a few don’t, which increased the work for our cleaning staff.

If you come across a desk or area which needs to be cleaned, please let a member of staff know and we’ll ask the cleaners to address it.



Sharon Nangle

Academic Liaison Librarian

December 2014

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