Survey 2010 comments: heating & cooling

1. Adjusting the temperature so that it is not too hot would help, and getting more air circulation would as well.

2. I've been uncomfortable with the temperature several times. By the big windows it gets REALLY hot.

3. a little less cold.

4. Turn up the heat.

5. I'd also use it a lot more if it were warmer

6. More warm work spaces would be welcome.

7. Reg is too cold on the 4th and 5th floors

8. Also, I'm ususally freezing in Regenstein!

9. Regenstein is usually too cold to study in - winter or summer. I'd work there more if it wasn't so freezing. To sit still for hours at that temperature is to invite myself to fall asleep. I usually use the back study room in the northeast corner of the first floor because it gets good natural light. However, there are far too few outlets for everyone's laptop, it's cold, and it's often under maintenance (ceiling, buzzing, etc). It would be an excellent space for designated silent study though.

10. Regenstein is usually too cold to study in - winter or summer. I'd work there more if it wasn't so freezing. To sit still for hours at that temperature is to invite myself to fall asleep.

11. I usually use the back study room in the northeast corner of the first floor because it gets good natural light. However, there are far too few outlets for everyone's laptop, it's cold, and it's often under maintenance (ceiling, buzzing, etc).

12. Regenstein, It's cold inside the building both during winter and summer. Why don't you offer more heating in winter and less air conditioning in summer? please..

13. Sometimes the Regenstein Library can be extremely cold. I don't like libraries to be warm, but it's frustrating to have to put my down coat on inside.

14. temperature too low (Regenstein)

15. The air conditioning during the summer is extreme almost vulgar.

16. it is always freezing in there.

17. The Regenstein 5th floor is always too cold - the temperature should be raised.

18. in the winter months the library is often poorly heated (seating next to the windows for example becomes intolerable).

19. The temperature is also often off--in the summer the air conditioner is up way too high and it's freezing; the heat is often on too low in the winter and so it's cold then too.

20. Better lighting and more heating in 5th Floor Regenstein Bookstacks- it gets quite chilly studying there at night

21. Better temperature control. The east wall of the second floor is soooooo cold!

22. Fix AC so that the temperature would be less cold.

23. Overall it's way too cold for sedentary activity

24. In the summer, it's too cold in the library.

25. It could also be warmer

26. I frequently find that the temperature is too cold in the Regenstein, and I often leave because of it, even if I have not completed my work.

27. I love studying in the stacks, but it's freezing (5th floor).

28. Temperature control issues. Many of the work areas with large tables are located near sets of windows, which mean those areas are quite chilly. Fine for 10 minutes looking at magazines, but not an ideal space for a couple of hours of research, as we do for the PhD. If I'm already bringing a big coat, I don't want to lug around a backup-sweater also.

29. and it's SUPER SUPER COLD to the point that I don't even take my coat or hat off anymore.

30. the libraries tend to be too cold. The windows in all of the libraries I have used are quite drafty. If you are going to pay to heat/cool the libraries, why let your money float out of the windows? Install better windows. I don't need to feel like I'm studying outside when I sit near a window.

31. The biggest obstacles to my research and study are the following: inordinately cold temperatures of the library during the summer, poor lighting (the quality not intensity) that doesn't help my psychological state

32. The SSA library is almost often too hot or too cold. It can be extremely uncomfortable.

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