When you’re in the study zone, in a comfortable spot and smashing the ‘to do’ list, we understand it is tempting to make a quick trip to the bathroom, or go out to grab a coffee. But this can be when items are taken and we are always sad to hear when theft occurs in the library.
This is your friendly reminder to not leave your bag, laptop, or books on tables unattended. If you need to go for lunch, coffee or the bathroom, make sure you take your belongings with you or ask a trusted study-buddy to stay and mind your things.
If you think something has been stolen you will need to report it to campus Security. They can file a report and any information you give creates a record to help them return your property to you and maybe prevent future thefts.
If you’ve lost something (or found something) visit the library Helpdesk and see the librarians. You can also log an online form to report your missing item.
Don’t risk adding stress to your load. Losing a laptop or a library book can be a real pain and inconvenience to your study. Keep an eye on your stuff.
If you see something that isn’t quite right then let a staff member know. Also remember we are obliged to report unattended bags to security so take your things with you when you leave – it also frees up study spaces for other students!