Install sound-absorbing barriers in the lower floor of the Hartley Library

Constantinos Regas submitted on

Thursday 25th October 2018


This area is used heavily for group study and it's really difficult to concentrate when using the computers because it's so noisy. Can something similar to the sound-absorbing barriers in the adjacent section be installed to soak up some sound?


Here, you can view the complete set of official responses from the sabbatical officers regarding this submission.

Students' Union replied on

Monday 26th Nov 2018 12:18pm

Hello again!

I've just had confirmation from the Library that they are looking into a couple of solutions involving either moving the computers or adding acoustic boards. There is no set timescale for this at present, and as such I'm going to mark this You Make Change as complete until there is a further update. 

As soon as I have more information I intend to re-open the submission, but don't hesitate to reach out in the meantime if you have any queries. 

All the best,

Samuel Dedman (VP Education 2017-19,

Students' Union replied on

Friday 23rd Nov 2018 1:22pm

Hello again, 

I'm still waiting on a response from the Library at the moment, but have been told that one will be arriving in due course. 

Hopefully I'll be back with positive news in the next few days! 

All the best,

Samuel Dedman (VP Education 2017-19,

Students' Union replied on

Friday 26th Oct 2018 1:34pm

Hi Constantinos, 

Thanks for getting in touch. I'm going to get in touch with the Library to see what their thoughts are on this, however I should say that Level 1 has been designed to be primarily used for Group Study. This means that it is slightly noisier than the other floors, and (in my experience) there are quite a few quieter computer rooms located further up the Library. 

I'll let you know when I've had a response back from the Library. In the meantime your response is now live on the SUSU website, so please share it around so that people can vote on it!

All the best,

Samuel Dedman (VP Education 2018/19,


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    Friday 26th Oct 2018 1:15pm


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