BCIT installs sleeping pods in campus library

August 5, 2016

The British Columbia Institute of Technology has set up barrel-shaped sleeping pods in the campus library for students in need of some rest. BCIT Director, Library Services James Rout explained that the pilot project was spurred by student demand. "We often see students sleeping in the library," Rout said. "We've also had some research ... that shows a clear need for students to have a safe and secure place to rest." Each of the pods sleeps once, and CBC reports that they are not sound-proof. The pods are also located directly next to work stations and are under video surveillance to discourage misuse. CBC | The Province