Answered By: Kathryn Park
Last Updated: Aug 12, 2019     Views: 24

A college library is a place to learn so there will always some talking an noise. Library classes and tours, one on one help to students and even checking out books all create noise, and sound travels very easily in this building. And students frequently need collaborate on projects or study together, that's one of the functions of the Study Loft on the mezzanine.

We'd love to be able to have some designated quite areas, but with the architecture of this building and limited space it's really not possible. We do have some signage on the white boards asking that groups be mindful of the noise level.

That said, you do have a few options:

  1. Use live chat with library staff so we can address the noise issue at the time. If you use this option it would be very helpful to have a description of who/where the noise is coming from.
  2. Book a study room so you can be in a quieter environment.
  3. Bring earbuds so you can block out noise.
  4. There are seating areas scattered through the library, including options in the stacks with books. You may find those quieter.

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