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Can you stop people leaving their stuff at desks when they are not there?

129 views   |   Last updated on Nov 30, 2016    Silent Study Group Study seat blocking reserving seats General study seat hogging


Thanks for contacting us.  We sympathise with how frustrating this must be.  We previously ran campaigns highlighting to library members how unfair this can be.  It is difficult to enforce a policy without the support of the majority of library members, especially with regard to handling/removing personal belongings.  There are practical issues involved in removing belongings, a secure place to store them, and then ensuring we return belongings to the correct person.  It is also difficult to identify which spaces have only been unoccupied for a short time if a student has taken a quick break, against those which have been unattended for a long period of time.

We very much welcome ideas on how to deal with such matters, or improve our services. We hope we can resolve this matter in the future with the help of all Library members.

Thank you for letting us know how you feel about this issue.