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Q. Moving the smoking area is ridiculous and patronising

Answered By: Graeme Hawes
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2018     Views: 78

Thank you for completing a ‘You said, we did’ feedback card.

Respectfully, I disagree with your assessment of the relocation of the smoking area at the Main Library.

We moved the benches in response to feedback from our students and staff. The Library entrance area was smoky, messy and uninviting – it now looks much better. There are still benches available should you wish to smoke, under cover, on the south side of the building – only a few metres walk from the entrance. This move was not made to patronise anyone but rather to create a better library environment for the majority of users. I’m sorry you don’t see it that way but we have no plans to move the benches back to where they were.

Please do get back in touch if you have any further comments or suggestions.

Graeme Hawes

User Services Manager
February 2018

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