We are always happy to hear from staff and students about Library Services. Here is a selection of comments we received recently….
“The POD is the only computer suite after hours. We used to have more. Why are they closed?”
“Security staff need to monitor the behaviour in the POD at night.”
We have asked Facilities Management to provide access to at least one other computer suite as an alternative to the POD as an after-hours study room. When using CPIT facilities at night please be considerate to other people, and follow the same etiquette as during the day.
“All computer labs should be quiet zones with security or staff checking.”
“There are no regulations in this library.” “A library should be a quiet place to study. It’s a very noisy library.”
The Library is a popular destination for students, and is often busy and noisy. We do appreciate that some people need a quiet place to to study, and we have quiet zones on Level 2 with study carrels, benches and tables; and downstairs in the Gateway (L122) at the back of the Library. The Music Room and leisure reading corner also tend to be quieter, further away from the main entrance. The Rakaia River Room on the first floor is also a quiet study room. We endeavour to monitor noise levels, and behaviour so please let us know if you are being disturbed.
“People talking on cell phones are very annoying when I am studying.”
Cellphones are to be on SILENT while you are in the Library. Please go into the Atrium to take calls. People tend to speak loudly on phones and it does disturb others.
“Some people are not very considerate – they have loud music – are messy with food – rattle their belongings. I’m trying to study!! “
If you are using headphones to listen to music, please keep the volume down so that other people cannot hear the music, or base sounds, which are very annoying when you are studying.
When you fill out feedback forms can you please PRINT your contact details so that we can answer your questions. Sometimes we cannot read the email addresses.