Is it possible to keep the library, or at least the third floor, at a neutral degree? No matter the season, the library is always freezing. Sometimes my hands and face are so cold that I start to cough or my nose begins to run. Sometimes, it is so cold that a simple sweater won't suffice. I feel like I need to bring mittens, gloves, and perhaps a blanket to keep warm. I like to spend many hours in he library working, but I often have to leave after a short while because it is so cold. I know the library mostly doesn't control the temperature, but can whoever does keep it a higher temperature than they do now? If not, hot cocoa and hot tea would benefit the students health and their working environment.
We are very aware of the temperature variance in the entire building. Most of the problem is caused by the rotunda located from the 1st floor to the 3rd. It causes the air to rise up and spread across the 3rd floor. Also, we do have thermostats in several places on the 3rd floor and you can adjust them. We can never keep them at one temperature the same at each thermostat due to everyone changing them to fit their needs.
You are also correct in that the Library as very little control of the temperature. The Power Plant controls the entire university.
If you are in the building freezing, we can help you find a warm place to study. Just come by room 208 on the 2nd floor (Library Administrative Office) and we will do all we can to make you more comfortable.
Thank you for taking the time to let us know of the problem.
Mickey Dudley Russell
Library Administrative Manager
940 898 3746