One of the many additions to campus this year was the unveiling of a new swipe-reader at the handicap entrance of the U. Grant Miller Library.
After 9 p.m. on weekdays and during all weekend hours, students and faculty are only able to enter the building by swiping their student/faculty IDs at the handicap door.
Naturally, this adds some security to the building during late-night study sessions and weekend hours, during which full-time librarians are not in the building.
My personal swipe actually does not work in the swipe reader, but that probably has more to do with the fact that I have had it since freshman year.
However, being a library supervisor myself, I nd that students have been generally pleased with the swipe reader and find that it is not a hassle in the slightest, and I mostly agree that it has more pros than cons.
Having to run the library by myself on weekends, I feel that there is definitely added peace of mind with the addition of the reader since I no longer have to worry about turning away people that do not belong in the campus library – the reader does that for me.