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Q. Please bring back the sofas!

Answered By: Ewan McCubbin
Last Updated: Oct 05, 2017     Views: 32

Thanks for the feedback about the Library sofas.

Most of the sofas are actually still on Level 2 (on the other side of where the blue soft seating is) but some had to be removed because they were damaged.  We have observed students using the sofas in much the same way as they did before, just in a different location.

Whilst we deliberately designed the layout on level 2 to create a more informal environment, noise levels coming from this specific area had started to cause problems.  There are differing opinions on whether or not noise levels have improved but I note your own observations on this point.  It has also become more congested in this area as the use of the building has increased in recent years. 

We plan to keep the arrangement as it is until Independent Learning Week and will then review the situation.  We will of course consider further feedback that we receive from students and other users before making a final decision on whether we leave the furniture where it is or put it back into its original location.

Thanks again for your feedback.

Ewan McCubbin

Assistant Director (Public Services & Communications)

October 2017

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