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(Oct 20/10) Since many books have been moved to Thode, I need to go over there and look at them in the basement. I thought this was a library and not a place for prayers. Can you find another place on campus for those you want to pray.
Library response: Thanks for your comment. The library spaces are actually public spaces, and we don't have a policy against praying in the library. Our policy is to ensure that access to the collection is not blocked, and if you find that this is the case, please come and ask a staff person for assistance. The staff person would wait for the prayer to finish, then would explain the policy about not blocking access to the collection to any person who is blocking access, if this is the case. There are additional places on campus where students can pray. The Muslim Student Office in Wentworth House, Room 101 offers daily prayer, and some students use the chapel located at the hospital for prayer as well. I will make sure that staff are aware of both of these alternatives.
Answered by: Lynn Schneider (Supervisor, Circulation & Collection Maintenance, Health Sciences Library)