Regarding: Food in Libraries
Suggestion/Comment: This comment is following on from a previous suggestion regarding food in the libraries. While I understand that some allowance for food and drink is essential to promoting contentment, happiness, and successful study, it would be much better if there were specific zones where food is allowed. I myself occasionally enjoy a snack while studying, but I try to be respectful of other students and sit near an entrance, outside when weather permits, or at least not in or near a quiet zone. This is because I find it difficult to concentrate on my studying when a neighboring student is crunching or chewing loudly, or when certain foods are emitting pungent odors (especially in "quiet" zones) or when I, myself, am hungry but without sufficient time to obtain food. I would strongly suggest continuing to allow food and drink according to your existing policies, but restricted to particular areas, please, so that students who do not wish to hear or smell food being !
Library Response: Thank you for your thoughtful comments regarding the current food policies in the library. We can understand that both the noise and the smells of food can be distracting, especially when in a quiet zone. The next zone adjustment is planned for the summer, and we will see if we can incorporate this into the zone system then.