It is freezing in this place (Cabell Library).
Please do something about the lack of heat on the first floor of the library.
I apologize for the delay in answering your inquiring about being cold in Cabell Library on January 23, 2006. The National Weather Service in Wakefield, VA reported the high temperature for Richmond, VA on January 23 at 48 degrees, average high for the entire month was 55.4, which is 10-11 degrees higher than the past 30 years average. Why am I telling you more about penguins than you want to know - one more statistic please, from January 17 to 23, the temperature ranged from 45 to 68 degrees and from January 23 to 29 it was 45 to 64 degrees. These variable temperature changes each day make it difficult for the VCU Physical Plant to regulate its heating system to maintain consistent and constant comfortable temperature through the entire building with these unseasonable higher temperatures during this time period. Weather forecasters call for more seasonable temperatures for the next 7 days starting February 7, 2006, with high temperatures in the middle forties. We believe you will find Cabell Library building at a more comfortable temperature while you are conducting research work in the building's public areas.
Assistant Librarian for Policy Development