Answered By: Sharon Nangle Last Updated: Aug 25, 2015 Views: 73
Thanks for the feedback about Martyrs. I'm pleased that you think the Reading Room is amazing, a lot of work went in to getting it right, and so it's great to hear it's working out.
Whilst the library is not in the business of deliberately crushing souls, I'm sorry to say that currently we are unable to upgrade the facilities within Martyrs to provide the sort of area you suggest. We've had requests in the past for microwaves, etc. but we are unable to meet the practicalities of providing these facilities, given the relatively small amount of space available. We would need to not only provide a microwave, but facilities for cleaning up the area and for washing dishes, if we wanted to ensure that the microwave was clean enough to be usable.
You are of course welcome to bring cold food with you to eat in the area provided outside the reading room.
I hope you continue to find Martyrs to be an amazing space, in spite of the sandwich dilemma.
Academic Liaison Librarian