Out of all the great library staff Matt Glynn is by far the best. Wow, this kid has all the intangibles. My jaw hit the floor when I saw how fast he scans books and puts books back on shelves. Once in a generational talent like you read about. Get that kid a new contract and get that kid some more hours because that superstar needs some more face time at the help desk.
Though we all have complaints about the library, it may not be quiet enough or we might not be able to find a cube sometimes but the library staff are always friendly and helpful, just wanted to remind my fellow bentley students of that!
If possible, it would be awesome if Einstein’s had extended hours, or a food station where similar snacks and foods were sold!
It would be great if there is hot water available in the library! I love to bring my own tea but it is frustrated that there it no hot water that I can’t refill my cuppa.
I am a chinese student. There are many students like me who are used to drink hot water everyday. Even though it is good to have much cold water supply for student in library, we still need warm, especially in winter!
Have an area in the library where people are free to talk (loudly if necessary) but so other sections are quiet
Filed Under: audiobooks, books & popular reading, DVDs, library services
Have the library notify you by text message when you have items coming due, or items on hold are ready.
Have a small kitchen with a fridge, toaster, and microwave so student could store/cook their food
There should be colored printers in locations other than the upstairs printing room, at least one on the first floor.
The reservation system is a quick way to see if rooms are available and you can book them if a time slot is open between two other reservations. I have found during the busier parts of the semester it is difficult to book a study room, but there is often small gaps between certain reservations, these gaps could be reallocated to only one room. This could free up one room for another group, while rearranging some other reservations.
Likewise if a group does not show up to a reservation there is no way to know if a room opened up.
Suggestion: Have a waiting list in addition to the reservation system, to alert you if a room has opened up in certain time window. In addition to the waiting list system, having an optimizer reallocate the small gaps between reservations to potentially build a larger block of time by moving some reservations around.
Filed Under: environment, facilities, group study rooms, library policies, study space
The lighting condition in the library is unbelievably horrible. I can hardly read my papers at night. Even at the desk with lamps, the lighting condition is far from satisfaction. We may need to install reading lights for every seat. Instead, I’m surprised the number of high energy bulbs used for celling decoration.
I still doubt whether the rule of allowing eat in the library is proper. Sometimes it’s annoying to hear someone is crunching a burger in front of you while you are hurrying on wrapping up a paper at hunger. Also, twice I have overheard a guy making loud noisy with his spoon and bowl when he ate his granola in front of a library computer. The noise was so loud that attracted everyone near him. Maybe we need to declare a certain area for food? Also, I don’t think allowing eat and drink in front of computers is right. What if they spoil out their drink to the computers?
We may need more room for study. It’s hard to find a desk and a chair to study near mid-term or at the end of the term. Can we remove some sofa and add more desks and chairs instead?
Provide the size for each study room in the reservation system so that a small group will not waste using a huge study room.
Update policies to keep the library quieter. I know we have signs asking people to keep quiet, but what if people don’t read the signs? Especially at the reading areas near the reference desk, I often face with people chatting at high volume and some even talking in the phone loudly. Are there some ways of making the library quieter?
Vending machines should have a couple more options.
More specifically, the following:
Red Bull (Small cans)
Flavored water (Vitamin Water, SoBe, Iced Tea)