Lack of quiet study area bothers me.
I would love it if the library was less chatty.
The library is Very cold!!!! I know heat is expensive, however I am physically so uncomfortable it is difficult to work and my fingers get icy.
Also… you could save a lot of money by adjusting the AC. When I was there this summer, I froze. Temp could have easily been 10 degrees warmer.
The building could definitely use some beautifying and the space could be utilized better
Really love this library and staff is exceptional. Accessibility is a problem, though! I have a disability, so go to the delivery door to be admitted, but this rarely works well. I end up avoiding this wonderful library because it’s such a hassle to get into. The stairs kill me, and the disabled route doesn’t work. I realize it’s really no one’s fault, that a door person is probably not in the budget, but wish there was a better way!
The service at the library is great. My one wish would be to have more individual study rooms, with computers, such as conference room C.
Remodeling to create a place to gather would be nice…MU needs a student union…more space than the bookstore can supply.
I love the physical space of a library as well as library services. I appreciate the space it provides for accessing information and doing work. While I appreciate the on-line and electronic resources, I really value having the physical library both as a place of study and as a realm of resources.
The building is old and difficult to heat and cool during times of wild swings of temperature outside during transitional periods of fall and spring. We do have space heaters to check out from the circulation desk if you are cold. We recommend dressing in layers when you come to the library no matter what the season. Summers can be cold too but so refreshing when it is hot outside!
We have private study rooms that can be reserved ahead of time and used for 4 hour periods for group or quiet solitary study. The ground floor is a talking floor where groups congregate and cell phones are allowed. The main and top floors are for quiet study but the hole in the floor does allow for sound to travel from floor to floor. If you need quiet, stop by the desk and we can help you find the perfect spot. We also check out headphones that students use to create quiet and we give out earplugs at the circulation desk.
We are working with an architect to design a remodel that will have an accessible entrance that faces BP John with 4 more study rooms in addition to better lighting, heating, electrical, etc. Once the plan is finalized, we will start fundraising to accomplish these much needed improvements.