Answered By: Graeme Hawes
Last Updated: Aug 25, 2015     Views: 172

Thank you for taking the time to complete a library feedback card.

I understand your frustration in not being able to find a free PC in the Main Library because other users have left belongings to effectively reserve the space. This issue obviously extends beyond PC desks – it’s also a major concern for open study spaces when the Library is busy. We have tried to address the issue before (by using cards which highlighted the security risk as well as the selfish nature of the behaviour). You may also be interested/concerned to know that when we last polled students on how we should address the problem the most popular option was ‘do nothing’.

Your feedback is timely as I am meeting with colleagues this week to discuss the issue of ‘seat hogging’. We are committed to developing a policy to help tackle the problem. I appreciate this may not help you as a final year student but rest assured that we do take the problem very seriously and will step up our efforts to resolve it over the coming months.

Graeme Hawes
User Services Manager
April 2015