Answered By: Harry L. Whitlock II
Last Updated: Dec 13, 2016     Views: 20

For better or worse, the social dynamics of libraries has changed over the years. Libraries now are not always the quiet places they were in the past. To address these changing norms, the library has designated certain floors for specific activity.

  • Level 5 is designated as a group study floor. Groups are allowed to talk but are requested to maintain an appropriate level of conversation.
  • Within Coe Library, Levels 3 and 4 are designated as "Quiet" floors. Those are the best levels to find a quiet study space.
  • Level 2 (including the computer labs) tends to be noisy, although individual study spaces back in the stacks can be very quiet.
  • Level 1 can be a quiet place to study, but it is not a designated "Quiet" space.

If other patrons are being loud or disruptive, contact the Circulation Help Desk (where books are checked out) on Level 2. Library personnel will resolve the problem.

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