Thanks for taking the time to submit your comment. We do agree that at times our study areas get quite messy, especially near the end of the day, after the daytime custodians have left. At night, the custodians are there just to keep the washrooms supplied and to empty main garbage containers.
As you are aware we do allow eating and drinking in the library. Unfortunately it is not possible to ban eating in certain areas, since we wouldn't have the staff resources to enforce this type of a regulation.
We are working on increasing the type and number of garbage and recycling containers throughout all the libraries, in the hopes that students will clean up after themselves if there is a nearby container. Additionally, we have posted a "Be kind to your fellow students...please use the garbage/recycling bins" slide on the backgrounds for the public computers and the digital signage in Mills. If you have any other suggestions, please feel free to send them to me directly - email@example.com
Answered by: Anne Pottier (Associate University Librarian, Library Services)