These exits are all around O’Neil, and I hear people walking on the other side, yet all the ways of getting in say that an alarm will sound. Do you know which emergency exits are fake and which will sound an alarm?
All exits labeled “Emergency Exit” are indeed emergency exits. Not all emergency exits trigger alarms. However, they are still emergency exits and should be used accordingly.
I had a nice chat with those in the know about our resident rodents. Basically, O’Neill is open 24/5, is very well-used, and allows snacks. Under these circumstances, mice are going to feel encouraged. Facillities is aware of the issue and does what it can. There are certainly ghosts on the 4th, though – I found 51 results in just the Ghosts in Literature subject heading…
I am friends with them – they’re sweet and very smart – but unfortunately, they are a problem in the library. At times, they can be found in many areas. Our policy of allowing food in the library (which I strongly support, since it makes you humans so much happier and more productive) is also very attractive to my mousie pals.
I appreciate your feedback! The Library is currently collecting users’ input through a one-question survey to help determine the type of space the 5th floor study room would be (Here’s the survey: bit.ly/bc-new-study-survey). I will route your comment to the Library Administration for their consideration.
I am sorry to hear that the noise level at the 5th floor is disruptive. I will convey your feedback to the Library administration. Also, the room’s current setup is not permanent, and your feedback will helps us determine what kind of layout will best serve the needs of our constituents!
It’s the time of year when small outdoor creatures move to warmer winter options, so it’s inevitable there may be a few sightings. Thanks for alerting us. I’m sorry you had this confrontation. The library has traps set and exterminators in the building daily, so it should be a rare occurrence.
I’m sorry you have had to experience that. Secondhand smoke is a genuine health issue. Boston College policy: “Smoking is… prohibited outdoors within twenty-five feet of all campus buildings.” Library staff will look into ways to communicate this policy effectively.
Alas, not. Staff are busy shifting library collections so those empty shelves will not remain available for long. If you do need a place to store your books, check-in with staff at the 3rd Floor Circulation Desk and ask about registering for a locker. We still have a small number up for grabs.