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Q. Please stop people taking up computer spaces to work on their laptops

Answered By: Graeme Hawes
Last Updated: Nov 23, 2017     Views: 74

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This is a tricky problem as often the individual will be simply looking for a study space rather than deliberately 'blocking' another student from using a PC. Where that is not the case you should simply politely ask the person to move as it is a perfectly reasonable request.

We've had related feedback complaining about students using PCs for recreational rather than academic purposes. Guidelines from IT Services stipulate that reasonable use of facilities for recreational purposes is allowed but priority should be given over to academic use.

The Library, along with colleagues in IT Services will promote and encourage fair and responsible use of PCs in the coming weeks as we enter the busy revision and exam period. It's also worth bearing in mind that PC classrooms such as Butts Wynd (which is very close to the Main Library) are often available and are far quieter than the Main Library.

Graeme Hawes

User Services Manager
November 2017


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