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It's absolutely insane that the uni library gets completely filled by 9:30am - there's even a culture of waking up early to come and claim a desk by leaving a single textbook and then going home to sleep some more.. Brutal to arrive at the end of the morning rush and see a stream of people LEAVING the library as you go in to search for the single remaining empty desk

@idmyn
Interesting to know. My partner had their outsider library pass suspended for the duration of exams, I guess you just explained why.
Claiming a seat then going away again is a dick move, though. Why all that effort to do nothing?

@priryo Sounds perfect! The best solution I could think up for the problem of people arriving to claim a seat and immediately leaving thereafter was to implement a policy that you couldn't hold a desk without leaving a coat on the chair (and rejecting anybody trying to enter the library with two coats). You're welcome to go back home for your nap but the walk would be COLD

@iona @priryo At least this library madness only manifests for the final couple weeks of each semester. Silver linings haha

@idmyn I can't believe people are honoring the idea of claiming a desk of the library by placing a book. The desks are public good for people to use, not for people to claim as personal property and prevent others from using. :/

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