Protect Your Personal Property
November 17, 2006 at 11:00 AM
Last week a law professor’s laptop was taken from his office in Heafey, and a couple of undergraduate students had laptops stolen from their dorm rooms. With our new security gate that restricts access, some students have been less cautious in guarding their computers, books and notes than in the past. Although there have been no incidents of theft in the library this year, there have been instances in the past.
With exam season coming soon, and the inevitable increase of studiers in the library, we caution you to secure your materials that you leave in the library. Consider a computer cable to lock your laptop to the carrel, or ask a friend to watch over your things when you take a restroom or snack break. To lose you computer, textbooks or notes at any time is upsetting, for it to happen during exams is devastating.
If your belongings are missing, please notify library staff immediately, also if you see someone suspicious in the library, let the staff know. Do not let someone piggyback on your security gate entrance. If they should be here, they will have an ACCESS card, or can get the staff to let them in.