Digital Suggestion Box Responses

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Libraries: Sometimes Too Hot, Sometimes Too Cold

October 4th, 2007

Comments: Why don’t you do something about the temperature in the library? It’s too hot all winter and too cold all summer.

This also affects the staff working in the libraries so you can be certain we try to adjust building temperatures whenever they go awry. The truth of the matter is that heating and cooling large public buildings is very tricky. These problems are even worse in the older building, which have been reconfigured and remodeled in ways that were unanticipated when the climate control systems were designed. The Library Building Coordinators work closely with the building engineers asking them to tweak and adjust the equipment and, with luck, create more pleasant environments. Recently, there have been some significant upgrades to library heating and cooling systems, and we anticipate further upgrades in the future.