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In cooperation with several University departments, the Library has taken action to ensure your safety in the Learning Commons.
Some of these may cause you inconvenience. Please be understanding and cooperate with our efforts, and with instructions from Library and Security staff.
- About ¾ of the chairs have been removed. Please do not move chairs around. Over time, more chairs should return.
The Learning Commons reopened today – Monday, February 24.
It will open this week, Monday-Friday from 9am-7pm.
A book pickup service is available on G/F. Send book requests to email@example.com.
The G/F doors should be used for book pickup only.
The LG1 doors provide access to the Learning Commons.
As part of a toilet renovation plan, FMO has just upgraded some of the water taps in the first floor toilets to touchfree motion sensor models.
Try them out, and let us know what you think – both of the sensors and of timing and the water flow.
A Library user recently made a request:
“I am looking for the services of Paper Shredder. As a matter of fact, some of the documents, after printing and/or photocopying inside the library, have personal information. It is no[t] a good idea to put them into paper recycle bag. Thus, I would like to ask whether it is possible for library to provide paper shredder.“
Yes – let’s give this a try! We have repurposed a small paper shredder and made it available for you to use.
The Library has purchased a few new power strips with USB charging ports installed. Should we get more of these for other locations? Or are they a waste of time and money? Try them out and let us know what you think.
They are located on the tables in the back hall of 1/F:
The Library is always working to improve services and facilities for your use. Recently, we have been able to convert 3 more rooms into group studies!
Back in May, we added room LG4-02. And this week we rolled out LG3-04 and LG3-08! We still need to add some artwork to them, and the computer monitor in LG3-08 is a temporary one on the table – a proper 32″ wall-mounted monitor will be added later.
This week, the Library was able to extend the overnight study space to include all of LG1. The plan is to try this out for the study and exam weeks to reduce the pressure on the existing 24-hour LC space. We are able to do so through a lot of work and planning by Library staff, and with the help of University administration and support from FMO.
Sadly, some students abused this change, and they made a big mess in one of the Media Viewing rooms.
During the exam period, the Library provides an additional women’s toilet during the examination period.
This will be done by converting the G/F Men’s Toilet to Women’s use from 19-29 May.
So there will be two Women’s Toilets on G/F during exams, as well as one on each of the other floors. Men’s toilets will continue to be available on the other floors.
As part of the Library’s ongoing renovations, the various wiring conduits in the three Media and Discussion Rooms on LG1 need to be relocated. Unfortunately, this involves some very noisy work, as the contractor cuts the concrete walls for the new conduits.
This work is now scheduled for this weekend (Saturday and Sunday, 8-9 November). We apologise for the noise – please be understanding as we work to improve the media rooms.
We need your comments on some furniture samples for the 1/F and LG1 renovations!
Please visit the furniture samples area on LG1 behind the Media Counter, and write your comments on the posted sheets of paper.
So far, we have several low and high chairs for you to evaluate. More furniture samples will be coming in a week or so, including a table or two.
All of 1/F, and part of LG1 will undergo some renovation during the next couple months.
We will work with the contractors to reduce the disturbance, especially as the exam period approaches.
Please be understanding as we work to improve the Library’s study environments.
As part of a set of Learning Spaces Enhancements, several collections are moving back to the ground floor from LG1.
The Newspapers and Current Periodicals are moving during th next ten days.
This will bring them together with the Popular Books collection in a pleasant environment overlooking the Library Garden. The back issues of the Newspapers will be available in the Garden Lobby, along with some sofas for reading.