At the university library where I work, we have little giveaways for the students, things like small books of sticky notes and reusable bags. We used to have earbuds, but we ran out nearly a month ago. Students are still coming up to the desk to ask for them, and when we tell them that we don't have any more, most of the students will just say, "oh, okay" and go away. However, a few Special Snowflakes get veeeery upset. Standard dialogue:
Student: Hi, can I get a pair of those earphones?
Me: Sorry, we ran out.
Student: What? No headphones? When are you getting more?
Me: We're probably not going to get any more.
Student: No more?! I neeeeed them!
Me: The bookstore sells several different varieties.
Student: But I want the freeeeee ones!
Not only is the whining annoying, our university is set to experience massive budget cuts that will likely result in the termination of a significant number of staff, the closing of one, possibly two libraries, and, of course, and no more little library giveaways. The students know this, because they get regular email updates about the situation. And yet, they complain about not getting a (rather crappy) pair of free earbuds from the library. I even had one kid whine that he pays $15,000 a year to the school, so the least they can do is give him a free pair of headphones.
No. The least they can do is educate you and give you access to some of the finest libraries and research facilities, most well-respected academics, and loveliest campuses in Canada. Headphones do not factor in.