I am writing because I am constantly freezing in the Vanier Library. Regardless of the season, I have never been comfortable studying here even wearing sweaters jogging pants and Ugg boots. Currently, it is mid-October, yet I can feel constant cool air coming from the air vents. It actually feels like the AC is on.
Thank you for writing. Please report temperature problems in person to the service desk closest to you.
…. In Concordia, our library is always HOT. This is unfair for many students who find it very uncomfortable to study in the heat. Exam/Midterm pressure already can cause one to break a sweat. For the warm-blooded student body (no pun intended) midterm season can cause not only extreme discomfort, but maybe even dehydration.
In all seriousness, the libraries need certain designated COLD areas for all the tundra-babies. Level the playing field; tip the thermometer.
It can be challenging to regulate the temperature in large buildings such as the two libraries at Concordia. Especially during times like this week when the outside temperature varies substantially from one day to the next. Yesterday’s temperature reached 18º C, today it is only 9º C….
Furthermore, what is comfortable for one person may be too hot for another and too cold for someone else. Take a look at other comments we have received about the temperature in the Libraries.
I suggest that you dress in layers and bring a water bottle with you. The next time you feel it is very chilly or very warm, please report this in person to the closest library service point. Thank you for writing.
Comment: I don’t know if it’s just me but I always find the Webster library to be very chilly. It’s starting to get warm outside and the clothes that go with that have left me freezing (and in the computer class no less!). Can you please turn down the a/c?
Thank you for your email. Just a couple of days before you sent this to the Libraries’ Suggestion Box, the University Community received a message from the Customer Service Manager in Facilities Management. He wrote that at this time of the year, with the weather fluctuating from one day to the other, it is difficult for the power plant personnel to maintain a stable temperature in some of our buildings. They cannot run the heating system one day and the cooling system another day. They will do their best to adjust the temperature to make it as comfortable as possible.
I suggest that the next time you feel it is very chilly or very warm, that you report this in person to the closest Library service point. It is the only way that we can effectively handle the problem.
It is distractingly cold in the top two floors of the Vanier library. Can something be done to remedy this?
I am sorry to hear that you were uncomfortably cold in the Vanier Library. You sent your comment on Monday afternoon, at around 4:30, when it was very cold outside. The Vanier Library is especially susceptible to outside temperature as it has large windows. Unfortunately, we only saw your message on Tuesday morning and by then, the temperature in the library had regulated itself and students working on those two floors seemed to be sitting and working comfortably in sweaters and t-shirts.
Next time this happens, please report it in person to a service desk. Especially during the day, we will call Physical Services and they are very good about sending someone over to fix the problem. Even after regular working hours, please report it to a service desk and it will be looked into first thing the next day.
Thank you for taking the time to report this. It can be difficult to concentrate on your work when you are feeling cold.
At the moment I’m in the Webster Library and I have to remark on how cold it is in here! I’ve remembered to bring an extra layer because of the over-airconditioning, but I have been forced to leave and study at home instead as it is so cold during the summer. Is there any way to turn the A/C down or is it automatically regulated in some way?
Thank you for your comment. I am sorry that you had to leave the library because it was uncomfortably cool. It was smart of you to bring an extra layer of clothing, just in case. Personally, I dress in layers too because I never know what to expect!! ☺
I believe that the temperature is automatically regulated. The Webster Library is in a large building and it can be tricky to attain a comfortable temperature for everyone. However, I will certainly pass on your complaint to our Facilities people. In the meantime, you might like to read some previous posts and comments on the temperature in the libraries.
I would just like to bring to the attention that
pleasantly changing weather outside is leading to some
unpleasant changes indoors. It is boiling hot in the
library and it makes it really hard to study. Add into
the equation a couple of extra thousand students during
the exam period and your basically studying in a
pressure cooker. Please adjust the temperature of the
termostat accordingly in the library… (Put on the
Thank you for reporting this. I’m sorry to hear that you have been having a hard time studying because of the uncomfortable temperature in the library. We will try to adjust the temperature. Often during this time of year, it takes a while for the temperature to regulate.
The university’s Vanier Library (Loyola) should be ashamed of itself. Students come to study/work in a library, not a freezer! In case the University has not noticed, it is winter outside and it is flu/cold season; it is constantly freezing cold inside the library. The radiators are NOT radiating anything! If after this written complaint and the recent verbal one I have already made is not enough motive for action, more noise will have to be made on the issue.
Thank you for contacting us about the temperature at the Vanier Library. The library is quite vigilant about noting the temperatures in the building because many of the heat pumps are old and need to be replaced on a regular basis. Still, we are glad you contacted us. Right now, the temperatures in the building are within normal ranges for the season. We verified the temperatures throughout the building yesterday (February 1st) and they were all within the 21-24 degree Celsius range. However, extreme weather or sudden changes in the temperature outside can have an impact on the temperature inside the building. We are glad that you reported this, and we encourage you to let us know if you feel uncomfortable. We will do everything we can to maintain a comfortable temperature at the Vanier Library.
Without exception, it is ALWAYS uncomfortably chilly in the Vanier Library. I know I am not alone on this one, as when I look around, most people are wearing sweatshirts, and even scarves. Near the windows there are vents that are blowing out COLD air. (Please note it is currently 2 degrees outside).
The tip of my nose is freezing. Its a frustration I do not need when studying. Would it be completely out of the question to increase the temp 2 or 3 degrees??
Thank you for reporting this. We will try to adjust the temperature. Often during this time of year, it takes a while for the temperature at the Library to regulate, especially near all those big glass windows.