Answered By: Harry L. Whitlock II
Last Updated: Jun 27, 2017     Views: 22

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. This library guide explains those locations and library policy.

  • Within Coe Library, Levels 3 and 4 bookstacks are designated as "Quiet" floors. Those are the best levels to find a quiet study space.
  • Open areas on Levels 1, 2 (including the McMurry Reading Room), and 5, plus the east end of level 3 (the computer lab area) are available for group study. Groups are allowed to talk but are requested to maintain an appropriate level of conversation.

Please note that Level 2 (including the computer labs) tends to be noisy, however, individual study spaces back in the Level 2 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 Coe Help Desk (where books are checked out) on Level 2. Library personnel will resolve the problem.

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