Answered By: Graeme Hawes Last Updated: Sep 29, 2015 Views: 50
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This is an interesting idea but would be difficult to administer. The lockers would need to be operate without staff intervention (e.g. be coin operated) and we would then be unable to identify who was renting the locker and responsible for the belongings inside. I think this would only work if lockers were located outside the library security gates (e.g. in the entrance foyer) something we simply do not have space for at the moment. Nevertheless I can see the attraction of short-term locker rental and will bear it in mind for the future.
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- Would it be possible to have a device to scan matriculation cards and pay from them (much like printing) or a coin operated machine where you had to scan your card before paying? Similar to paying for laundry facilities in halls. Daily or weekly access to lockers would be very helpful, and would perhaps make them available to more people rather than getting bought by a few at the start of the year.
- There was a very efficient locker system at the University Library at Cambridge that was operated by code, which St. Andrews might wish to consider. You put your things in a numbered locker, punch in a code and the locker would lock. After you unlocked it the code would reset itself for the next user. All what you had to do was just remember your locker number. If you locked yourself out. a member of staff would help you unlock the locker, but keep your student number and name as identification if there was any future problem. I hope this helps!