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6th floor Bennett Library WIFI access

Published by Dipa Barua

Q. There is no WIFI in the corner area (near the AQ) of the 6th floor.

A. I have tested the 6th floor and, while there is a signal, it is poor in that area. Unfortunately, wood and concrete absorb WIFI frequencies and there is no shortage of both here. Furthermore, every seat on the 6th floor is taken and most of those people have 1 or more devices which are all competing for a connection to the access points. I'm afraid this issue is an infrastructural one.

Dana Stewart
Library Systems

Bennett Library 5th floor study space

Published by Dipa Barua

Q. Could we please make 5th floor a silent study area as well? There is just too much talking going on the 5th floor. If it is currently not designated as a silent study area. Can we please, at least, have it as a silent area during the exam period? There is not enough silent study area in the Library. The 6th floor is at maximum capacity. I could not find a seat there so I came down to the 5th floor, and it is just too noisy at times (usually at night) that I cannot get any work done. Also, can we please have a staff monitor the noise level periodically?

Research Commons room availability

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Q. Is there any way to stop the Thesis Boot Camp madness? It is annoying to me, and to people who need to use the Research Commons, but not the Thesis Boot Camp, which is so terribly managed. Who allows them to kick students out? They keep kicking people out at 17:20 pm when there are only one or two people in the room. For a day or two, it's fine, but it takes three whole days for the thesis boot camp, which is irritating, and outrageous. We all pay a tuition fee to SFU, why are some people allowed to use the Research Commons and some are not?