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Is the 45 Minute Rule a Help or a Hindrance?
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Is the 45 Minute Rule a Help or a Hindrance?

Students are finding the ’45 minutes’ rule in Bedford library more of a hindrance than a help. Bedford library is aware of its popularity around exam time as a place for students to revise and write up any impending deadlines. Due to this fact the library enforced the “If you leave your space for more than 45 minutes your desk will be cleared for other students’ use” rule. This seems like a fair system, it means that those who try to leave and come back hours later while other people are desperately searching for a study space cannot simply ‘reserve’ themselves a seat. It also means that others can’t simply ‘reserve’ a seat for their friends when another student may wish to study. So yes, from this point of view it is a good system but with this system come issues. A big problem is t...