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Increasing dual monitors in the library

Published by Dipa Barua

Q: As a Master's student who often utilizes the Research Commons in the library, I greatly appreciate the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) dual monitor feature available. I would like to suggest either increasing the number of dual monitors or providing an option for users to connect their laptops to the dual monitors used by the non-BYOD systems. I believe this enhancement would contribute to a more efficient and accommodating research environment. I hope you will consider implementing this suggestion.

A: Thank you for taking the time to provide such valuable input! We are very pleased to hear that the BYOD stations have given our students more efficient research experience in Research Commons. We will definitely consider your suggestion in the future when spaces are available, since the non-BYOD monitors are designated for computers with site-licensed applications (Adobe CC applications, Chemdraw, FME Desktop, and more). 

Currently, some BYOD stations are also available for students on the 3rd and 6th floor according to Bennett library page. We are also planning to provide similar facilities at Fraser Library (SFU Surrey) and Belzberg Library (SFU Vancouver). 
Hans Tjandra
Systems Consultant,
Library Systems