Library staff do not have any control over the temperature in the Library. The temperature of buildings on campus is controlled by a central building management system, guided by the University's Thermal Comfort Policy and managed by Estates services.
The Thermal Comfort Policy specifies safe temperatures for different area types in the University. Complying with this policy helps us to achieve our Sustainable Strathclyde status and retain our Bronze, Silver and Gold Green Impact awards.
The temperature in the building fluctuates depending on how many people are in the Library, how many computers and laptops are in use, and what the weather is like outside. This makes it difficult to predict. Due to the size of the building, it can also take time for any changes to take effect.
Every person is different and temperatures some people find too hot or cold, others find comfortable. If you tell us you are too hot or too cold, we can check the temperature and report it to Estates services. However, we would always recommend that you wear layers when coming to the Library.