The library is a center for learning that seeks to provide an environment that is friendly and comfortable.
Some patrons need a quiet study place to learn, while others learn best through group collaboration.
To create an environment that serves both styles of learners (the contemplative and the group-oriented), we have divided library areas into two distinct types of study zones-each with a different noise level expectation:
Quiet Study Zones
Intended to serve as a quiet sanctuary for readers and students who need to concentrate. In these zones only LOW-LEVEL talking is permitted.
Designated Quiet Study Zones:
- 3rd and 4th Floor open areas
- Library Instruction Lab (Lab, Room 101) – during posted Open Lab hours
Quiet Study Zones Restrictions:
- No ongoing conversations, low tone/whispering if needed
- No cell phones
- No audible music through headphones/earbuds
Usually busy and noisy, these zones are intended for instructional and/or collaborative learning experiences as well as socializing with friends. Here, MODERATE-LEVEL talking is expected.
- 1st and 2nd floor open areas
- Group study rooms (Please be considerate, rooms are not soundproof)
- 2nd Floor: Joseph Louis Gallucci Room
- 3rd Floor: Rooms 300,302,304,306E, 303D, 303E, 303F, 303G, 306B, 306C and 306D
- 4th Floor: Rooms 400, 402, 404, 406 and the Center for Italian Culture
- Media Room
Active Zone Restrictions:
- Normal speaking voices are permitted, but please no shouting
- Please refrain from playing music/videos loudly
- Keep cell phone conversations to a minimum.