I can't deal with lots of noise when I'm trying to work/study so I usually prefer the fourth and third floor of Cabell library in that order. Unfortunately the fourth and third floor of Cabell have very little outlets. This is frustrating when I walk up to the fourth floor, can't find an open outlet, and walk down the the third floor and cannot find an open outlet either. I think just like the newly renovated second floor that has acquired many outlets the same should be done with the third and fourth floor. I'm not sure how that would work, but I think it would definitely be appreciated by many students; I often see other students, especially during the end of the semester, walking around these floors struggling to find an electrical outlet.
From: an undergraduate student
Mary Ellen Spencer, Head of Research and Instructional Services, replies...
Your suggestion that the library increase the number of electrical outlets on the third and fourth floors of Cabell Library is a good one. We are aware of the problem you describe and are sympathetic to students looking for a quiet place to use their laptop computers. Please know that I've passed along your idea to the library's administration who understand the need for additional outlets. Thank you for taking the time to comment to the Suggestion Blog.