Suggestion Box is Back!

You may (or may not) have noticed that our Suggestion form has been disabled for a while. We were having a huge issue with spam messages. We’ve got that under control and now the Suggestion form is back!

Now you can tell us all the things you’ve been holding back! We want to know what you’re thinking, wondering, liking, or complaining about.

You can also read an archive of previously made suggestions. Check out the most frequently asked questions at the bottom of that page.

Tell Coop to be Quiet!

This week Coop wants to know where you think it should be quiet in the library.

We’ve put copies of the floor plans for each floor of Cooper Library out near the wall. We want you to mark on them where you expect the quiet study spaces to be.

We are doing a study to see if we can make the studying atmosphere better for everyone!

See some of what others are saying here.

Another New Wall Question

All right, y’all, this question is real specific (hee hee!):

You said you wanted more music CDs and more DVDs and Popular Reading and audiobooks. Which ones SPECIFICALLY? (We can’t make any promises, but we can try.)

Tell us what you want us to buy! See a few suggestions here.

Coop is back!

The Cooper Wants to Know Wall is back! Some of you probably remember it from last semester. If you don’t remember it or haven’t seen it before, let me tell you a bit about it.

The wall is an ongoing conversation between the Library and its users. Each week, a new question is posted, and everyone entering the building is asked to contribute an answer to it.

Overseeing the wall is “Coop”, a framed picture of Robert M. Cooper, the library’s namesake, whose cartoon bubble proclaims “I want to know!”

The wall was created in Spring 2010 by the Libraries Undergraduate Creative Inquiry team, which was asked to come up with creative ideas for finding out how students really used the library and what resources and services they wanted and needed most. Questions have ranged from “Describe the library in one word.” to “If someone gave you $1000 to buy a present for the library, what would you buy?”

The answers we receive every week (both serious and comic) are collected and entered into a spreadsheet, sorted by question and category. These responses are actually important pieces of feedback that the Libraries are using in their decision-making, planning and assessment processes, and have already been cited to support furniture purchases and funding requests.

The wall is an open forum, but promotional flyers, telephone numbers, and obscene material are removed. If you have any questions about the wall, please contact Librarian Peggy Tyler at or (864) 656-5179.

Quiet, Please.

We’ve had a few complaints about the noise levels on the 2nd floor. Here’s some clarification on what’s allowed.

2nd East is a quiet zone intended for individuals or small groups. 2nd West is furnished with tables and chairs but students are asked to be considerate and keep noise to a minimum.

If the complaints continue, security will ask noisy groups to move to upper floors.