A reasonable amount of noise is to be expected in the library.
The library cannot guarantee quiet -- particularly during our busiest times (generally 12-3pm, daily) -- but will work with users needing quiet to the best of our ability to make alternative arrangements.
Users needing quiet
Users seeking quiet are encouraged to visit the library during our quieter times (generally early morning and late afternoon, daily) and/or to settle in our quiet area toward the back right corner of the library.
Outside of these quieter times, these users should:
Seek out quiet areas on campus (like empty classrooms in teaching buildings).
Use noise-isolating headphones.
Ask for disposable earplugs at the Circulation Desk.
Please note: the library is at its busiest and loudest during lunch hours (noon-3pm), daily, so users seeking quiet should plan accordingly.
Users seeking socialization
Users seeking socialization should avoid settling in our quiet area and, rather, consider using public areas, like the cafeteria and Dolphin Cove.
Users making an unreasonable amount of noise will be asked to be quieter and/or to leave the library entirely; please comply with all library staff instructions regarding noise level cheerfully and respectfully.