It’s another day of the week ……
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The lecture has just ended and you head for the Library. As you enter the Library, you feel the welcoming cool air caressing your skin. Feeling a little thirsty, you decide to get a drink from the Hotshot café at the Lifestyle hub. The aroma of light snacks and cappuccino wafts through your nostrils as you step into the café. After buying a cup of tantalising latté, you sit down and enjoy the vibrancy of the surroundings. How relaxing to have a cosy corner in the Library to unwind over a cuppa!
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Feeling recharged, you make your way towards the Reading Room. At the Exhibition Showcase Area, you stop by to view some exhibits and browse the interesting books on display. Moving on, you see students deeply engrossed in their books at the Centre Wing, and actively engaged in group study at the Discussion Room and the Research Carrels. Notices displayed to remind users not to eat or drink catch your attention. At this moment, you hear the public announcement reminding users not to eat and drink at other parts of the Library. It suddenly dawns upon you why this rule is necessary.

Can you imagine studying in an environment where the tables are swarmed with ants and creepy crawlies busy helping themselves to the half-eaten french fries, unfinished burgers and spilled coffee? You certainly won’t want to step into a library where the air is filled with the stench of rotting food! Nor would you like to see the waste baskets overflowing with dirty styrofoam boxes and leftover food! Truly, a library must be spick and span to be inviting.

Then you find your favourite spot at the Reading Room, put down your belongings and sink comfortably into your seat. Looking around, you feel a sense of gratitude for the Library’s effort to keep the environment clean and neat. You decide to stay on to finish your assignment and study until the Library closes at 9pm.

Just a gentle reminder to all users …. please do not bring outside food and drinks to consume inside the Library. If you want a quick bite or a refreshing drink, you may go to the Hotshot Café and enjoy the snacks or drinks within the enclosed Lifestyle Hub. Food and drinks purchased from the Hotshot Café are also NOT ALLOWED to be consumed at other parts of the Library.

If you bring food or drinks into the Library, please deposit them at the Circulation Services counter before using the Library.

Let us do our part to keep the Library clean and hygienic so that we can all enjoy a conducive and healthy learning environment.

Love your library and it will love you back! smiling-heart1

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