Review: Ben May Public Library has the worst security I’ve ever seen
As somebody who loves books, the overall atmosphere of the library — it is truly tragic for me to have to write such a terrible review. I’ve been a resident of Mobile, AL since Sept. 2012 and have since always frequently visited the public library on government street.
Although I can’t say one of my visits has ever been even close to pleasant. My review begins like this, the security guards for starters — have terrible attitudes, and are without-a-doubt homophobic. I’ve witnessed first hand snark remarks from the younger male-security guard about a good friend of mine; while the other tends to say things about me that aren’t even close-to-the-truth.
Not to mention some woman apparently had her car robbed in the back-end parking lot of the library (can be seen if you walk through. A poster on her car reads just that). I’ve yet to see any actions done by the security guards.
The library overall is a great place, don’t get me wrong; but this peticular library isn’t very welcoming. This review was sparked by the security guard himself actually:
Who, and I quote, came to me and my group of friends today to tell me ‘If people are looking at you from a distance, you’re not allowed in the library. That’ll get you kicked out’.
Reviewer overall opinion: As an openly gay man, I am sad to say this environment is specifically homophobic. And quite probable unfriendly towards those of colour.
Business grade: D-
Positives: Great friendly library STAFF (not security).
Comments: Security could be better. Very careless in most situations, and often rude. The older female security guard has a bad attitude, as does the younger African American guard. Both male guards could use a few more hours of training.
Recommendation rate: 0Business
- When library visits go horribly wrong. (bazaardaily.com)