To maximize the ability of students to study in the library, whatever their needs may be. This policy recognizes that some students will need very quiet study areas while other students need spaces where they can interact, collaborate, and study in groups.
Guidelines for the Entire Building.
First and Second Floor General Areas
Noise level: Chatter
Group work is encouraged but loud conversations are discouraged.
Second and Third Floor Group Study Rooms
Noise level: Medium Chatter
Group work and use of media is encouraged but should be kept at a low enough volume that it cannot be heard outside the room or in the next room.
Third Floor General Areas
Noise level: Low Hum
Voices should be kept at a low whisper and any other noise kept at very low levels. Groups in transit to and from study rooms should respect that this is a quiet floor. Use of audible devices and cell phones is not allowed.
Third Floor Reading Room
Noise level: SIlent
This room should be completely silent. Talking, eating, and use of audible devices and cell phones are not allowed in this room.
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