Answered By: Sharon Nangle Last Updated: Aug 25, 2015 Views: 51
Thank you for completing a "You said, We did" card, and please accept my apologies for the delay in responding. I'm very glad to hear that you've found Martyrs Kirk reading room to be so quiet, for the most part. Unfortunately it can be the nature of Silent spaces, that any noise can be a distraction to the silence, no matter how small or unintended it may be. Whilst we appreciate this is the case, it would be very difficult to ban the use of mice attached to laptops etc., as for many people these are essential devices.
I'm sorry you've found this to be distracting, but given the frequent use of mice I think a ban would prove extremely unpopular, and very difficult to justify.
Thank you for your feedback, we'll keep this issue in mind in the event that a solution can be found in the future.
Academic Liaison Librarian