Thank you very much for taking the time to write to us. We're sorry to hear that you are upset about food being allowed in the libraries. The feedback we've had about this issue indicates that some are extremely happy that they are allowed to eat during the hours they spend studying in the library and others are unhappy about having food in the libraries.
We encourage all library visitors to be respectful of one another and to try to keep eating noises to a minimum. However, we've also created 'Silent Study' areas in the libraries where we ask that people do not eat any food (or use laptops or cell phones). These silent study areas are located in Mills (rooms L307-309, Innis (Silent Study Room) and Thode (3rd floor). If someone is eating in one of these areas and bothering you, please alert a staff member.
We are making every effort to keep the library clean. We've added extra custodial staff, tables are wiped down on a daily basis, hand sanitizer is available at service points and we do our best to keep the keyboards and carpets clean.
We're always trying to improve and appreciate your comments and ideas as to how we can do so.
Answered by: Catherine Baird (Marketing, Communications and Outreach Librarian)