I think the library should have either text messaging or IM to report people anonymously that are disruptive in the library. Especially on the fourth floor. It is often noisier than the first floor. The security guards only make occasional appearances. Just trying to Study!
From: Raquel, undergraduate student
Pat Flanagan, Associate University Librarian for Public Services, responds…
Thank you for taking the time to send this suggestion. You are not the first person to mention that a greater security presence is needed upstairs.
VCU Libraries has been working with the VCU Police and recently adjusted the security schedule. Whenever possible, a guard will be up on the third and fourth floors monitoring activity and maintaining sotto voce and quiet study guidelines. We expect the disturbances to be much fewer for the remainder of term and through the extended exam hours.
I'm happy to hear that you enjoy studying in the building. I can assure you that we also want it to be a place conducive to intellectual pursuits. Thank you again for contacting us.