In all seasons, one of the most frequent objections we receive is about the temperature inside the Library. On the 2010 Customer Satisfaction Survey, we received 8 comments that the Library is at least some of the time too cold, 3 that it is too warm, and 2 it is either too hot or too cold. Here are two samples:
- The building is lovely, but often very cold. I often use the reference and periodical sections and it is hard to sit and work on the first floor because of the cold.
- Good overall; temperature is a personal opinion, but it is often warm.
Keeping the Library at a temperature that is comfortable at all times to everyone will probably always be an unrealizable goal. The Library is the largest, most used building on campus, with doors constantly opening as people come and go. At the same time, Rich Jemiola, Director of Facilities and Engineering at Regent, has told me that personal comfort and the learning environment are the only criteria used to set temperatures in University buildings.
The Circulation Desk provides soft, clean blankets that can be checked out. Please let Circulation know if you find the temperature too hot or too cold. If some areas of the building are not conducive to study, we will notify Facility Services so that the situation can be remedied.