The Seat Arrangement System has just been implemented in the Central Library of the University of Seoul (UOS). This system began to work on September 6 after a week’s trial August 30 to September 4, 2004.
It was adopted to prohibit people from reserving more than one seat per student. This system is effective from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. It is also operated on weekends and holidays. People who can use this system are college students, graduated students and the school staff members besides students who stay out of school temporarily.
seats can be used for 4 hours after assigning the seat by the student identification card (ID card). If a student wants to extend time, he/she has to check card an hour before the time expires. When students leave the library, they have to use the ID card to check- out. This system was set up as one of the bills suggested in the student’s conference.
Because one student used more than one seat, more than 80% of seats were possessed before the system was installed. However, the system made it possible for much more students to possess their own seats in the library. Students have to be assigned a seat by their ID card. If anyone fails to observe the regulation, UOSians will not be able to use the library service for three months.