Answered By: Sharon Nangle
Last Updated: Aug 25, 2015     Views: 22

Thank you for completing a “You said, We did” card recently.  I’m really pleased to hear that you have found our staff to be so helpful.

I’m sorry you’ve found the noise from the hand-dryers excessive, others have mentioned this to us as well.  We reduced the output on the dryers in the silent study zones to make them less noisy, but unfortunately this also resulted in the hand-dryers being less effective, taking longer to dry hands.  We didn’t reduce the output on level 2, as this isn’t a silent study zone.

Modern hand dryers focus on speed and energy efficiency, and this makes finding quieter hand-dryers very difficult, though we will continue to investigate solutions.

Thank you for letting us know this is a problem for you, we would hope to be able to find a solution in the future.


Sharon Nangle

Academic Liaison Librarian

April 2014

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