@j Neither are backpacks. You put your things in a little transparent plastic basket... Yeah, I didn't use the libraries for the first two years of my time here because I couldn't get used to it.
@kimreece Are you studying in an airport security line?
Like, WTF, no backpacks or coats is just ludicrous. My university just checked your uni ID card on entry to the library, and that was it. As long as you weren't spilling food everywhere, or spraying the books with your water bottle, you were allowed in.
Whereabouts is this? (If you're comfortable disclosing)
@kimreece Jesus. You're a postgrad as well right?
Even as an undergrad, I wasn't subject to as much scrutiny.
@j *shrugs* To be fair, we also have a lot of material in the open stacks you would be exceedingly lucky to find elsewhere. I don't have any need for special collections, and I still found myself spending hours with books over a hundred years old today, going from one to another digging up cross-references, as easy as you please. I don't mind if they want people to be a bit more mindful with the space; it seems to be working from a curation standpoint. (And folks do bring in water bottles.)
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