QTND 13: Clicking Keyboards

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Could you find some quieter keyboards for the terminals in the library? The banging keys can be heard basically everywhere within the library. As I am very sensitive to sound while studying and as I retreat to the library for the very purpose of finding a quiet studying environment, these loud keyboards represent a serious problem. Thank you.

I'm afraid I have to return this one to your court. Several years ago we helped accommodate the computer center's serious needs for additional space by allowing them to put terminals in some parts of the stacks. Replacing the terminals — or taking them out — isn't a realistic option. There are many cozy parts of the building that are far away from the terminals. If you check around, you'll find that they offer quiet, even serene places to study.

—RAE 9/5/92

Last updated:
October 06, 2012