Today was the first time I actually brought my bag into the reference library sections instead of chucking it in a locker.
The library has these annoying rules in place, for reasons I do not know of. Such as no bringing in of books and papers. To not bring in materials which could damage books and cameras I can understand — but these are less regulated upon than bringing in out side books. Cameras in the form of handphones or even laptops are allowed to be brought in. Writing material somehow is allowed in when it poses a greater threat to the reference materials than out side books. And I’m still puzzled as to why outside books or even notes cannot be brought in.
And system loopholing, a hobby of mine:
“Are these notes?”
“Nope, just rough paper, they’re blank on the other side for me to write on” (yeah that’s cos I don’t give a dying duck about the environment and I prefer to use only one side since I’m LAZY TO FLIP)
And my economist newsmagazine which I was reading on the train to Little India (and not in the library) was also nicely chucked in between papers in my file.
Other easier ways include, putting things in the other compartments in your bag — depending on your luck, the guard outside might not be intense enough to check all the compartments. Ther is no fun in this method though, BORING
You could also wrap your book in a jacket or random piece of clothes.
I personally prefer to put my things in a hgue envelope “Oh these are certificates from a competition, do I have to put these in a locker?”
Alternatively wrap it up as a present. This method uses too much effort.
My suggestion would be A) a bookwrap that makes your book look like an AZONE SAVE THE WORLD NOTEBOOK B) Prepare an unsealed giftwrapped box to put your things in — they won’t possibly open your present or suspect that you will open it to read would they?