Submitted November 12, 2007
About the survey
The Library Services survey was sent by the Associated Students of Pomona College to all of the Claremont Colleges plus the Claremont School of Theology.
There were 943 respondents, with the majority of the responses coming from Pomona, Scripps, Claremont McKenna and Claremont Graduate University (respectively from highest participation). There was a wide representation of class year in the respondents with 176 first years, 228 sophomores, 174 juniors, 221 seniors, 124 graduate students and 11 who didn’t answer or marked other.
|Longer hours, specifically
||We trialed longer hours* and reached the following compromise between cost and convenience:
|Add group study spaces and soft seating. Increase individual seating.||
|Allow food and drink, and make them available for purchase.||
|Increase the number of electrical outlets||120 electrical outlets have been added in the main patron areas|
|Enable the use of campus print quotas||The diverse campus networks make this request impossible for the Library to accomplish. As an alternative the Library plans to reduce and possibly eliminate printing charges.|
|That it be made possible to sign on to the computers as members of our specific college using our log in.||The diverse campus networks make this request impossible for the Library to accomplish. With the assistance of CMC we have achieved basic network authentication and are actively working to enhance patron connections to their home campuses|
|That more popular press is provided (both books and periodicals)||Popular press items are now featured prominently in the cafe. The library also maintains a collection of popular press books known as the Braxton Collection on the second floor.|
|Decrease the noise level||The fourth floor of Honnold is designated as a quiet floor.|
|Address the lighting levels||Lighting levels have been measured by Southern California Edison and are regularly monitored.|
|Add lockers||15 lockers are available for checkout.|