Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Rockville Campus Library Increases Power Outlets

The Rockville Campus Library has increased the number of power outlets on the 2nd and 3rd floor with more than 125 outlets!  Many of the new outlets include USB power, so that students can plug in thirsty devices and laptops.
This project is the result of the recommendations that students made in the 2013 Rockville Library Ethnography study and the 2014 LibQUAL+ survey.  We asked how we could improve the library, and one of the most common suggestions was to increase access to power outlets. So we made it a top priority!
Rockville Campus Library now has 317 receptacles (many with USB power plugs).  This is a 65% increase in outlet availability to users.  We are confident that we have effectively responded to the student-expressed needs for convenience power. 

If you ever have suggestions for improvements for the libraries, please let us know. MC Libraries listen and we are always looking for ways to better support you!

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