University Library Suggestions

Scholars' Centre

post grad area, talking and hogging the computers

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Might I suggest that large notices be posted around the post grad study area, reminding everyone that this is a no talk area, not a whisper area or a mutter area? If you are trying to finish off a thesis you need to be very focussed. Library staff should also comply.

Bring back the library catalog!

Lights in Post-gradtuate study area

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Can the lights in the scholars centre above the desks adjacent to the windows please be left on - the sufficiency of the outside light source varies greatly depending on where you are lucky enough to be seated, but the lights along the windows all go off as one circuit. Even when sufficient, by lighting directly from the side reading is quite unpleasant. In order to expedite the change can the people responsible for the decision pleased be placed on the same power regime and if not possible then please have all light sources moved to the side walls of their offices away from the roof.

Stop students leaving books on desks when not using them

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In the aftermath of the demise of the desk allocation system in the scholars, people have decided to resurrect their own version. Students have taken to leaving all manner of library books on desks indefinitely as a way of holding a position in their absence. The very point of removing the reservation system must have been the acknowledgement that demand would well outstrip supply as the university moves towards its postgraduate model.

Allocated space in Postgraduate Study Area

Please re-consider the option of allocating desks and carrels to postgraduate students. While it is possible for PhD students in Arts to get allocated space in the Arts Building through the department itself, those doing Honours and Masters are now disadvantaged significantly due to having no such option.

Access to ebook

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I am a PhD student doing research on migration and education. I would really appreciate if I could get access to the following ebooks:

1 Gudrun Hentges (eds) Migrations- und Integrationsforschung in der Diskussion
Biografie, Sprache und Bildung als zentrale Bezugspunkte
ISBN: 978-3-531-16802-9 (Print) 978-3-531-92220-1 (Online)

2 Becoming Multicultural: Immigration and the Politics of Membership in Canada and Germany . By Triadafilos Triadafilopoulos . Vancouver : University of British Columbia Press , 2012 . i – ix , 290 pages, Can$ 90.00 hardcover, Can$ 32.95 paper

Student Computers

May the Scholar Centre be considered for Student Computers.