Answered By: Sharon Nangle Last Updated: Aug 25, 2015 Views: 17
Thank you for completing a "You said, We did" card recently relating to the noise of the hand-dryers in the Library. I'm sorry you and your friends have found the noise from the hand-dryers distracting. We've made adjustments to the hand-dryers in the past to make them quieter, however this has had the effect of making them less powerful, which means there's less noise, but for a longer duration.
You're quite correct, there are a range of quieter dryers available, but these are generally less effective, and also less energy efficient, which is another factor we need to consider.
We will continue to look for quieter alternatives to the hand-dryers we have at the moment. Thanks for letting us know that this is an issue of concern for you.
Academic Liaison Librarian