“With the semester coming to an end I think students need to be reminded or understand that other students come to libraries as QUIET spaces to study. There are not many places on campus that students have as quiet spaces. Could you please remind students to keep their conversations to a minimum especially while in these locations. It is quite distracting having other students having personal conversations nearby.”
At the library we recognize that there are different learning styles as well as a variety of approaches to research and studying. In order to accommodate all learning styles, we have established a variety of library spaces across our branches.
Of our seven locations:
- The Law and Science libraries are designated as quiet branches
- The Health Sciences and Vet libraries are also quite quiet, although with some option for quiet collaborative work
- The Education & Music library is a one-floor library with space for both collaborative work and quiet study
- The Engineering library is very focused on collaborative work, and is designed specifically to accommodate students who need or prefer to work in a group setting
- The Murray library has collaborative work/study areas on the first three floors, as well as a designated quiet zone comprised of the entire north wing (which includes an enclosed quiet reading room)
That all being said, we do expect everyone to remain respectful towards their fellow students. If you ever find that a disruption in the library is too much please do not hesitate to approach a staff member and let them know. We do try to manage noise level in relation to each space, however, because of the size of some libraries we do appreciate students letting us know where we are needed.
We understand that sometimes it isn’t convenient to let a staff member know in person; you can also text/IM our AskUs service and the person on the other end can direct the noise complaint to the appropriate staff for you.