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(Apr 19/22) Heyo! Since theres a sewing machine in the Thode makerspace, I think it could be cool to also have an embroidery machine! :)

Library response: Great idea! I will pass this along to our new Makerspace Coordinator. (Apr 19/22)
Answered by: Anne Pottier (Associate University Librarian, Library Services)
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(Feb 11/19) just posting this to recognize our awesome cleaners at Thode. First rate service.

Library response: Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful compliment with us. We will forward this along to the custodians and their manager! (Feb 11/19)
Answered by: Anne Pottier (Associate University Librarian, Library Services)
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(Feb 4/19) Hi, I have noticed that multiple people continue to vape (smoke) in the middle of the library, especially all over second floor. It smells gross and I really would rather not breath that in. Please put signs or something saying no vaping or actually enforce the rules. thanks

Library response: Thank you for your comment. We were not aware this was happening. We will not post signs since we are at a Smoke Free Campus, so there should be no need for the signage, but we will start monitoring the area on a regular basis and will call Security Services to deal with any offenders who are contravening this policy.  Please do let us know if this continues to happen. Anne Pottier, Associate University Librarian (Feb 5/19)
Answered by: Anne Pottier (Associate University Librarian, Library Services)
Categories: Study Space, Thode  |  Permalink

(Apr 16/17) Its burning in Thode on the basement floor. Im dying of heat and trying to concentrate but I just cant! Please, save me from this boiling hot room and turn on the air condition. Please dont make me choose between my love of studying in silence and my other love of not dying from heat. Thanks!

Library response: Our apologies about the warm temperatures in Thode. Campus Facilities started switching buildings over from heating to cooling last week when the outside temperature started soaring, but they have not yet completed this work. We will see if they can move Thode up higher on the list to get switched over. Good luck on your exams. (Apr 17/17)
Answered by: Anne Pottier (Associate University Librarian, Library Services)
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(Mar 20/17) Having Group study rooms in the basement of thode effectively defeats the entire purpose of the basement environment, which is supposed to be a quiet study area with no talking. When multiple groups get together in the rooms and talk/laugh very loudly it is disruptive to the outside environment, even though they may not realize it. Unfortunately, the only solutions I can think of that involves keeping these rooms as group study rooms is to properly and professionally sound proof the rooms to allow minimal sound to escape. Or, staff can conduct patrols to keep the noise down, however, this solution would waste staff time and resources. Quiet study is the main reason I come to thode instead of other libraries, but its becoming difficult with the level of noise in the basement. Any assistance in this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.

Library response: Thanks for sending your comments in. You are correct, it is not ideal to have Group Study Rooms situated next to Silent Study. We did do some soundproofing in these rooms a couple of summers ago, which helped a bit, but given how the rooms were built we can't do anything more at this point. We have posted signs in these rooms reminding the students using these rooms that they need to keep the noise down. As you may have noticed, we are starting to do some renovations on the lower floor. When this work is completed there will be an enclosed large Silent Study room on the lower floor. The plan is to build many group study rooms on the 2nd floor. You might consider working in the area outside the Makerspace on the far side of the floor. It is quite quiet there. Please report any loud groups to quiet@mcmaster.ca - this email is read by the staff at the service desk on the 1st floor and they will come speak to any groups who are making noise.  Our apologies that there is nothing more immediate we can do at this time, but this is a problem we are very much aware of and are working towards resolving as we move forward. (Mar 21/17)
Answered by: Anne Pottier (Associate University Librarian, Library Services)
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(Feb 2/17) The Wi-Fi connection is terrible. Getting work done is impossible.

Library response: Hello! Thank you for your feedback. We are nearing completion of our wireless upgrade to Thode Library: enhancing overall density and throughput. We're actively seeing you feedback and information as we go through this process, but will require more information. Please fill out this form so we can properly investigate: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSekO_CYAIRlv6OgQQPrTJlMx-uKG00HqMaH0m0msZp6npM17A/viewform And thank you for taking the time to let us know things weren't running the way you needed them to - we'll work on it. (Feb 3/17)
Answered by: mcallic

(Oct 5/16) I find it hot in the silent study room at Thode (B115) and I am not sure if the fan control switch is working properly.

Library response: Thanks for your message. We have reported this problem to campus facilities since it is very hot in all areas of Thode. (Oct 5/16)
Answered by: Anne Pottier (Associate University Librarian, Library Services)
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(Sep 30/16) Keep Thode open 24/7 all the time please.

Library response: Thanks for your suggestion.  Unfortunately we don't have the budget nor the staff to keep any of our libraries open 24/7. You can use the Mills Learning Commons 24/5 after the Fall Recess period. At the same time Innis Library will start remaining open Monday through Thursday until 3am for Silent Late Night Studying. The week before exams the Mills Learning Commons and Thode Library move to a 24/7 schedule. More information about Library Hours, including those at the Health Sciences Library, can be found at http://library.mcmaster.ca/hours-info/day   (Sep 30/16)
Answered by: Anne Pottier (Associate University Librarian, Library Services)
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(Mar 23/16) While there are printers located outside of the library, can you place one in a space that is open 24 hrs for students, like the University Centre?

Library response: Thanks for your message. You will find a Sharp device available 24/7 in the lobby of the Mary Keyes residence or on the 1st floor of the Commons building.   The Mills Learning Commons is also open 24 hours per day, Sunday to Thursday, and there are three (3) of these devices there. More locations can be found at http://printsmart.mcmaster.ca/students/locations (Mar 23/16)
Answered by: Anne Pottier (Associate University Librarian, Library Services)

(Mar 2/16) The second floor on thode gets really loud, especially during exam time. I understand its a busy time of year, but sometimes there are people that crowd in big groups and talk really loud right beside people that are clearly trying to study. It makes it really hard to concentrate, even while wearing ear plugs

Library response: Thanks for your email. We do realize this floor can get quite noisy, especially given the number of study seats on this floor. Much of this noise is rising up from the 1st floor in the open area beyond the ends of the 2nd floor balcony. We will be adding acoustic panels on the round brick wall and hanging acoustic clouds from the 3rd floor ceiling to help address this issue, but we won't be able to start this work until the end of this term. We expect this to make a great difference in terms of noise levels on the 2nd floor. If the noise is being generated by people near you on the 2nd floor, please first ask them to tone it down, but if that doesn't help feel free to send an email to quiet@mcmaster.ca. This email is monitored by staff in Mills, Innis and Thode libraries. A staff member will be dispatched to speak to anyone making too much noise, especially as we approach exams. Please make sure to give us enough details to help us identify those making the noise. Good luck on your exams! (Mar 22/16)
Answered by: Anne Pottier (Associate University Librarian, Library Services)
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(Feb 1/16) Hello, Several suggestions related to the basement of Thode: There are many broken lights in the basement of Thode, especially in the study rooms. Would it be possible to repair these? The furniture (especially tables) in many of the Thode study rooms is decrepit and not terribly useful/flexible. Would it be possible to either find new tables or redistribute the existing furniture in a better way? The capacities of the Thode study rooms listed on the booking website are incorrect. For example, B106 is listed as 8 but comfortably seats 12. Would it be possible to update these? The appearance of the entire basement of Thode is rather depressing and looks terrible. Really, its the ceiling tiles that are the biggest eyesore.There are currently at least 7 missing and 10 with the skin removed that I can see from where I am sitting. Would it be possible to just remove them wholesale, as was done on the first floor? Instead of throwing good money after bad? I realize that this would be a significant investment, as the walls of the study rooms would have to be extended to the concrete ceiling, and the whole basement would likely have to be painted, but this seems to be the best long-term solution and it would give the library a more modern look (instead of the current 70s throwback). Thank you for your consideration.

Library response: Thanks so much for submitting these comments. We agree with you that the overall atmosphere of the basement of Thode Library is basically just awful.  We have recently completed a Library Master Space Plan which will provide us with a roadmap to renovate the rest of Thode Library and much of Mills Library over the next 5-10 years. These plans include replacement of things like ceiling tiles, lights, carpeting, furniture, etc.  In fact, we hope to start with some minor renovations to the lower level of Thode this summer. So stay tuned - it will get better! Great suggestion about updating the capacity numbers for the group study rooms. We will take a look at these rooms and make these changes on the website. (Feb 2/16)
Answered by: Anne Pottier (Associate University Librarian, Library Services)
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(Jan 20/16) Blinds should be added to the windows on the second floor, particularly along the south side. During the day, practically from 11:00 until sundown, the sun shines directly through those windows and the glare makes the desks situated along that side virtually unusable.

Library response: Thanks for your email. As you will see there are some stationary blinds in this area. Given the size of the windows we can't install blinds which get drawn since these would require significant maintenance over time. We will take a look at whether it is possible to add film to some of these windows to block some of the glare, but still give us lots of light. (Jan 20/16)
Answered by: Anne Pottier (Associate University Librarian, Library Services)
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(Feb 15/15) Hello, Would it be possible to change to Thode retrieve from storage functionality to work like the one for Mills/Offsite? For Mills/Offsite its one-click, so long as you are logged in, but with Thode you have to copy-paste and enter data that is already in the system elsewhere. The functionality has already been developped and implemented (and is already used at Thode for Recall requests), so why not tweak the few lines of code it would take to implement one- click storage retrieval for Thode?

Library response: Thanks for the suggestion. We will check into this to see what we can do to provide similar functionality. As you say, we have done it once so we should be able to do it again. (Feb 17/15)
Answered by: Anne Pottier (Associate University Librarian, Library Services)
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(Jan 21/15) This is mainly an aesthetics problem but Ive noticed the majority of ceiling wallpaper have fell or are in the process of crumbling - thus exposing the ugly ceiling structure giving Thode a ghetto dilapidated look. Its prominent on all floors as well, and eventually, all ceiling wallpaper will rot, crumble, and fall down. I was wondering when this will be fixed - Thode could look better than it does right now!

Library response: Yes, we agree, this looks terrible. This has been an ongoing problem at Thode for years. We are in discussions with a company to see if the ceiling tiles can be replaced. We are always re-attaching the skins with spray adhesive, but given the age of these tiles the skin keeps coming off. We are working on this problem actively and hope to be able to find a solution soon. Thanks for taking the time to submit this suggestion. (Jan 21/15)
Answered by: Anne Pottier (Associate University Librarian, Library Services)
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(Dec 18/14) Love the Basement study space however can you add some comfy chairs like the ones in Mills to the study space, cause sometimes it is nice to get comfy when studying.

Library response: Thanks for sending your suggestion in. We do intend on adding some comfy seating to both the lower level and 2nd floor at Thode Library. The problem is that we need to keep the area Quiet, which is why there are so many carrels in this area. Keep sending your suggestions in - we are happy to look at them and will do our best to act on them! (Dec 22/14)
Answered by: Anne Pottier (Associate University Librarian, Library Services)
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(Dec 3/14) Ive noticed recently that there are not enough chairs on the second floor of Thode library. I was looking for a place to study, and, while there were perhaps a couple dozen empty desks, there was not a single unoccupied chair in the room. I know people tend to move chairs around without returning them, but it definitely seemed like there were not enough chairs to cover all the work areas.

Library response: Thanks for letting us know about this. We did purchase enough chairs for each of the study sections when this area was renovated a couple of years ago, but students do move chairs around. We will walk through and try to put things back at the tables. Good luck with your exams! (Dec 4/14)
Answered by: Anne Pottier (Associate University Librarian, Library Services)
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(Oct 24/14) It would be amazing if there was disinfectant/cleaning wipes available to wipe off a desk before sitting down to study (or even to clean up before you leave for the next person).

Library response: This is an interesting idea. We will see what might be possible. Thanks for the suggestion! (Oct 27/14)
Answered by: Anne Pottier (Associate University Librarian, Library Services)
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(Oct 21/14) Mac computer number 11041 has a clock that is 6 minutes fast. Please correct it.

Library response: I'll pass this on to our desktop support staff. (Oct 22/14)
Answered by: Dale Askey (Associate University Librarian, Library Learning Technologies)

(Sep 23/14) Noise restrictions are not respected in this library too often by a minority of students. However, this minority is enough to spoil the quiet. It is a huge pain to set up computer/book/paper/etc in a good spot, only to have someone else come into the proximity 10 minutes later when they clearly should have stayed downstairs. Too often do people come up with food/chums and begin with raucous laughter... even if they chose to whisper things would be much better. I know levels of respect seem to have declined over the years (I remember Thode having dead silence before in areas), but the noise restrictions must be made more apparent AND enforced somehow. With a new batch every year, they are either ignorant to the rules (unlikely due to the many signs posted) or just flat out selfish. I know its not fun for a librarian to play bad cop, but the message is not received by some who feel it is their right to act however they wish. The idea of a group study space/lounge/cafe on the first floor is great, and these people should be redirected there -- by official staff. I dont see what would be wrong with someone on duty to take a walk around every so often and remind people of the expectations. People would get the message after a while and the problem would improve significantly over time. Thode librarys 2nd floor in particular is a wonderful space: - open space - natural light - an interesting floor layout where you have enough privacy and still feel the energy of fellows around you doing work - comfortable seating/temperature/desk space - good coffee just downstairs Thank you for taking the time to read my comment.

Library response: Thanks for sending us your comments. We do appreciate you taking the time to do this. We agree that there can be problems with small groups of people who don't feel they have to abide by the rules and regs as they are laid out. Thankfully there are only a few groups like this, but they can be quite disrupting to those around them. We have tried walking through spaces and asking those who are clearly making too much noise to keep it down, or better yet, relocate to someplace more appropriate for their activity level, but unfortunately we would have to be doing this all the time. I am sure you have seen things quiet down when a staff member walks by then the noise picks up as soon as they have left the area. We have tried to zone our spaces so that there is a variety of normal/noisy, quiet and silent study space in all three libraries. We do encourage our users to choose the space which best fits their study needs, but this is not always possible. More information on the different kinds of available study space can be found at http://library.mcmaster.ca/study-space. One thing we are trying is to have users send an email to quiet@mcmaster.ca to report particularly loud individuals or groups of people. This email is read by the staff on each of the service desks and once received a staff member is dispatched to attend to the problem. We are looking for different ways to deal with the problem of noise, and are always happy to receive suggestions.  We will monitor the areas as much as possible, but we can't promise a regular patrol. Glad you like the 2nd floor of Thode! We hope to be able to renovate the lower level at some point to make it a little more comfortable and appealing as well. (Sep 23/14)
Answered by: Anne Pottier (Associate University Librarian, Library Services)
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(Dec 11/13) In the basement, there should be power bars at every set of desks, not only the select few. The majority of people utilizing this study space use their computers, which results in significant crowding around those few desks that do have power bars.

Library response: Thanks for your comment. We will see if it is possible to add more power poles into this area, which would permit us to add more power bars. Good luck on your exams! (Dec 12/13)
Answered by: Anne Pottier (Associate University Librarian, Library Services)
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(Dec 2/13) Why were the plants along the curved wall of Thode taken away? Any chance of them coming back?

Library response: Thanks for your message. While we agree the plants added to the abiance of Thode, they were removed because we had complaints from users about the dust and mould they created.  They were also very difficult to maintain, in terms of watering, pruning, etc. There are no plans to replace them at this time.  (Dec 2/13)
Answered by: Anne Pottier (Associate University Librarian, Library Services)
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(Nov 7/13) The wifi internet connection in Thode is extremely problematic at times, unable to connect for several minutes. It may be an overload to the internet, is there any way the internet service in Thode can be improved? It makes hard to download assignments when internet keeps disconnecting and avenue keeps timing out.

Library response: Thanks for reporting this, and sorry about your experience with the wireless network in Thode. The wireless network is provided by UTS rather than the Library, so I'll share your experience with them. They made some upgrades in Mills last year that may also be possible in Thode. I'll inquire. (Nov 13/13)
Answered by: Dale Askey (Associate University Librarian, Library Learning Technologies)

(Apr 14/13) In a study room B113 of Thode, it would be very helpful to have a whiteboard. It helps to do questions together in a group, but it makes it harder to do so without a whiteboard. Thank you

Library response: Thanks for the suggestion. We just opened this room back up. We will make sure to get a whiteboard installed. (Apr 14/13)
Answered by: Anne Pottier (Associate University Librarian, Library Services)
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(Apr 2/13) I always dread walking into Thode because of the smokers that seem to congregate right by the entrance (usually right in front of the sign telling them to stand at least 9m away). Can there be some more enforcement of this rule? To top it off, sometimes if people use the automatic door opener the lovely smell of second hand smoke wafts in towards the study section at the far curved wall since the door stays open longer.

Library response: We couldn't agree more..it is awful to have to walk through a cloud of smoke when entering or exiting any building. There is an official NO SMOKING WITHIN 9 METRES OF THE ENTRANCE posted. We will do our best to monitor the situation and talk to offenders, but would ask everyone else's assistance with this as well. (Apr 2/13)
Answered by: Anne Pottier (Associate University Librarian, Library Services)
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(Mar 13/13) Hello My friend, I and many people use the quiet section in the basement to study. However, someone has removed part of the ceiling near B116 and all the people who are trying to study quietly can hear every word and conversation coming from first floor, only from the section where the ceiling has been removed. This part of the basement is no longer a quiet study area and with exams coming up, as many people as possible need a good area to study guaranteed to be quiet.

Library response: Thanks for letting us know. We will deal with this 1st thing in the morning. Sorry for the inconvenience. Can you tell me exactly where you were sitting to make sure we are looking at the right area. (Mar 13/13)
Answered by: Anne Pottier (Associate University Librarian, Library Services)
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(Feb 10/13) 2nd floor is quite cold near and around the windows. Fingers and hands are so cold that its hard to type. the radiators lining the windows dont seem to work.

Library response: Thanks for your comment. We will have our facilities staff take a look at the perimeter heaters to make sure they are working properly. (Feb 11/13)
Answered by: Anne Pottier (Associate University Librarian, Library Services)
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(Feb 3/13) Ive been trying to write my thesis in the Thode library on the second floor. And my goodness it so darn cold. Fingers and feet are cold within an hour of sitting down. Had to abandon my favorite place to take refuge in a warmer lair. Can you please adjust the temperature on the 2nd floor?

Library response: Thanks for your note...we have a call in to see if something can be done. (Feb 4/13)
Answered by: Anne Pottier (Associate University Librarian, Library Services)
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(Nov 9/12) I bike to campus every day, and most days will spend a good amount of time studying in Thode. Ive noticed that finding a spot to lock my bike is nearly impossible. I think it would be very helpful to add more bike racks to the area outside of Thode to accommodate for the amount of study space available. Ive locked my bike outside and a number of times have come back to see my bike crushed underneath 3 or 4 others trying to get thier bike locked to the rack. I think that by adding 1 or 2 more bike racks right outside the library entrance it would reduce the amount of congestion at the one bike rack.

Library response: Thanks for the suggestion. I will pass it along to the Office of Sustainability who is responsible for the placement of bike racks on campus. (Nov 12/12)
Answered by: Anne Pottier (Associate University Librarian, Library Services)
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(Nov 8/12) I love the change to the second floor of being converted to a quiet study area. This allowed students a great environment to study in. The first year this was implemented in, the dividers were all removed and vandalized, while this year they are all bolted down. It is great that the university took the effort to maintain the quiet study area. The only problem that exists is groups of students tend to group study and group work on the second floor. This gets quiet annoying to the students who are trying to study or work on assignments in a quiet area. People would ask them to keep it down, but some students do get intimidated by 10 obnoxious students socializing and studying together. As well students sometimes dont like to be seen as the jerk asking everyone to keep it down. My suggestion would be to get staff members to make hourly rounds on the second floor, and this will get the message through to those always socializing. While I do understand that there may not be enough staff to do this, a couple weeks of maintaining rules will get the message out. Another solution would be to put the THIS IS QUIET STUDY AREA, PLEASE TAKE ALL SOCIALIZING AND GROUP WORK DOWNSTAIRS posted on every pillar in the library will get people to keep it down. The cost of this is VERY MINIMAL,(a couple of dollars at most) and the signages dont even have to be fancy just needs to get the message across. Thanks

Library response: We are very glad you like the new Quiet Study area on this floor. Admittedly we are having some difficulties keeping the area quiet. Part of the problem is students working in groups. A larger part of the problem it appears is the noise rising from the 1st floor on the west side of the atrium. We are going to look into ways to add some sound dampening.  We will post more signage and do try to walk through the area on a regular basis, but until we are able to do something about the larger noise problem this will be a tough one to enforce. For now, may I suggest you use the east side of this floor, which does appear to be quieter, or the lower level which is quite quiet. We appreciate your patience as we try to resolve these issues. (Nov 12/12)
Answered by: Anne Pottier (Associate University Librarian, Library Services)
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(Nov 7/12) Second Floor of Thode is more and more becoming a group study area. People blatently are talking in groups of 2 - 4 very loudly, without whispering... I think maybe if you print out half page sized this area is for quiet study posters that say please whisper and have them available near the top of the second floor, people could just pick one up and give it to a member of a group that is talking. That way you dont have to verbally confront them and you may feel more comfortable telling them to stop talking.

Library response: Thanks for the suggestion. We are working on many issues related to noise on this floor. We will try adding some morel signage and will try to monitor the area more often. (Nov 12/12)
Answered by: Anne Pottier (Associate University Librarian, Library Services)
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(Nov 7/12) The internet in Thode is virtually unusable. I love the second floor of the library, but I am unable to utilize this space because I cant get internet to do my research. Is there any way of improving this ??

Library response: We agree there does seem to be a problem with the wifi on the 2nd floor since we renovated this area. UTS will be reviewing the area to see if we need additional wireless access points. Stay tuned! (Nov 12/12)
Answered by: Anne Pottier (Associate University Librarian, Library Services)

(Nov 6/12) http://www.pingtest.net/result/71866657.png http://www.speedtest.net/result/2290694081.png Im sorry but this is rediculous. I see that it was said this was going to be worked on during the summer but has anything been done yet? The internet is practically unusable.

Library response: Can't disagree. Those are wretched response times. Were these values from a wired machine in a library, or using wifi? (Nov 7/12)
Answered by: Dale Askey (Associate University Librarian, Library Learning Technologies)

Follow-up Comments:

Those results were gathered while connected to MacSecure wifi on the second floor (2012-11-09)

Thanks for letting us know where and how you were connected. Weve been conducting our own speed tests and have been able to corroborate your results quite easily. During peak times, upload and download speeds via MacConnect, MacSecure, and eduroam do indeed grind to a halt. We have shared these test results with UTS (they maintain both the wired and wireless networks on campus) with a request for their assistance in dealing with peak demand. This problem has grown more acute year by year as more people entering the building bring wifi-enabled devices with them (now, often two devices, both taking bandwidth). There are solutions, of course, but they do not come cheaply, and on a campus where there are entire buildings without wifi, it is hard to make a case that the library needs enhanced wifi capabilities. As I have suggested to other students who have noticed and commented on these slowdowns, please consider directing your feedback toward the MSU. They are an effective lobby when it comes to addressing these campuswide issues. D Askey (2012-11-09)


(Oct 29/12) The internet is pretty bad. The library is very crowded in the afternoon, which i think is causing this issue. I normally have to find somewhere else to study. Is this internet problem able to be fixed?

Library response: I'm assuming from your complaint that you are referring to the wifi network. Yes, we know it's bad, having recently completed a round of speed tests. Solving the issue is a bit out of our hands, as network is generally speaking a UTS issue, wifi included. That said, I don't want to point the finger at UTS. They have not been funded to expand or upgrade the wifi network at a level anywhere near demand. My suggestion to all students is to address your concerns around wifi to MSU, as they are an effective lobby to the university. (Nov 8/12)
Answered by: Dale Askey (Associate University Librarian, Library Learning Technologies)

(Oct 11/12) Thank you for adding new study space on the second floor of Thode! Unfortunately it seems people dont know its a quiet study space and many conversations and group meetings are taking place. Is there something the library can do to raise awareness its a quiet study space? Its easy to ask one person to stop talking but when the whole floor is abuzz there isnt much an individual can do. Perhaps a large sign right at the top of the stairs? Or perhaps a regular patrol by library personnel would help spread the word. Thanks!

Library response: Glad to hear you like the new space on the 2nd floor of Thode. We are working on better signage and will try to patrol the area as often as we can. The problem is that this floor is suspended above an atrium where the noise carries up. We are also looking into other sound baffling solutions. We appreciate your patience while we work on improving the use of this space. (Oct 25/12)
Answered by: Anne Pottier (Associate University Librarian, Library Services)
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