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Policy Idea

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  • 12 score
    12 voters

    Renew 24hr Library access

      Allow students access to the Lanarkshire library 24-7.

      Why you think it is important

      Pre- covid, students could access the library at Lanarkshire 24-7 making use of this great facility. Since the phased return to campus, the library can only be accessed 9-7 Monday to Friday and 9-5 at the weekends. Late night, early morning and overnight access is essential for many students especially those who have to take on nightshifts (nursing and midwifery students for example) and for whom daytime only access is often not possible. This will not involve any extra staffing as hub and library staff's hours will remain unchanged. Students are currently advised they can use 'the street' to continue their study if required, while the doors to the library are closed. This would potentially involve more students filling a smaller space (NOT advisable in a pandemic). Many students choose to return home rather than use the street as this space is designed to be a socialising space and not a study space. Access to books and printers are denied by closing the library doors.

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

      I have spoken with two of the security staff members who have assured me there would be no issue for them in not closing the library overnight. It will not involve any extra cost for UWS.

      I have read the guidance on what makes a good policy on the student council page

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