Lack of respect

SIR, — I would like to support the comments made by Norman Hart in your letters page (Herts Advertiser, April 24) regarding people s inconsiderate behaviour in St Albans Central Library. Although I appreciate that times have moved on from the 1950s and wo

SIR, - I would like to support the comments made by Norman Hart in your letters page (Herts Advertiser, April 24) regarding people's inconsiderate behaviour in St Albans Central Library.

Although I appreciate that times have moved on from the 1950s and wouldn't wish to see the return of menacing librarians enforcing strict silence, I do believe things have gone far too far the other way.

A bit of noise from young children is one thing - but moronic grown adults who think it is perfectly acceptable to take a mobile phone call in the library while others are trying to study or read, is an entirely different matter. In my opinion these types, who clearly have no respect for other people, should be thrown out or warned at the very least.

At the moment, the library staff appear to take a very relaxed attitude to the bad manners of certain library users, and I suspect this is because they are told to do so by their managers. I believe the librarians should have the support and backing of their bosses to step in and intervene on behalf of the silent - or at least, respectfully-quiet - majority.


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B. WILKINSON,

Watling Street, Park Street.

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