Answered By: James Spring (Library Services Unit)
Last Updated: Apr 04, 2017     Views: 101

Hello,

In general, the Library climate control is intended to help preserve Library materials, this is why libraries tend to be colder than other spaces. More specifically, keeping heat and humidity down helps us preserve the books and periodical collections. When heat and humidity become too great, our books become susceptible to mold growth and other pests. We care greatly about our users' well-being and the environment, but we must try to strike a balance between the comfort of our users and the protection of our collections.

I hope this helps explain things a bit. That being said, if the temperature drops drastically, or is overly hot/humid, please let us know.

 

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