I am currently trying to study on the first floor of Tompkins Mcall Library and I am being overwhelmed with what smells like car exhaust fumes. Other people are complaining of headaches and I think this is VERY unhealthy unless you can explain other wise. I am not trying to commit suicide with car exhaust...just trying to study. This is unacceptable as I have smelt this before. Explain please.
From: a faculty member
Jodi Koste, Archivist, Tompkins-McCaw Library, replies....
Thank you for your expression of concern about the periodic exhaust smell that permeates the first floor of the Tompkins-McCaw Library. Library staff have also been affected by this exhaust fume odor. We have been working with VCU Facilities Management to resolve this issue. Our building is adjacent to the VCU Health System's visitor parking deck and some of the fumes may originate in that facility. Please do report any reoccurrence of this smell to our Service Desk.