Answered By: Steve Runge
Last Updated: Dec 21, 2016     Views: 375

Spaces in O'Neill reserved for quiet study are marked by Quiet Zone posters. Look below for other library areas. Also, earplugs are available at the O'Neill circulation desk.

Spaces specifically reserved for quiet study:

  • O'Neill - 5th floor (Quiet Zone)
  • O'Neill - 4th floor south (Quiet Zone, to the right of the atrium from the stairs)
  • Gargan Hall in Bapst Library
  • Bapst Library

If groups or individuals are making noise in quiet study areas, request politely that they respect the need for quiet. If your requests go unheeded, contact a librarian.

Most library areas are reserved for quiet study during study hours leading up to exams.

Spaces that tend to be quiet (in addition to quiet areas):

  • O'Neill - 4th floor north (to the left of the atrium from the stairs)
  • TML -  Rooms 311 & 112 when not otherwise in use
  • TML - 3rd floor east- and west-facing perimeters
  • ERC - some spaces further from circ/reference

Keep in mind that spaces both for quiet, individual study and for group study are in high demand. If you are in an area not designated for quiet study, your need for quiet does not necessarily outweigh someone else's need for group study space. Consider relocating.

Spaces that tend to be noisier:

  • O'Neill 1st and 3rd floors, esp. near service desks, entrances, and printing
  • TML - spaces adjoining the atrium, lower level
  • TML - spaces adjoining circulation and reference desks
  • ERC - spaces near service desks and computer stations
  • Bapst - spaces near service desks and computer stations

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