“Kick loud people out!! I can hear people talking from even the quiet side and it leaves me no place to study at the college. Tell people if they want to work on group projects/talk they have to book a room because this place is not a library or study area, it is a giant distraction where I leave knowing less and with a headache. Kick people out!!!!!!”
Thank you for your comment about the recent noise levels in the library.
The Library Information Common serves many purposes on campus, including space for collaborative work and social space. This definition of an Information Common may help to clarify: “a place that has a serious learning function, supported by information and technology resources, but in a setting that can be noisy and readily accepts group activities.”
As you may know, we tolerate a certain level of group interaction and noise. However, if the noise is excessive, please speak to the offending group or approach a staff member who may intervene on your behalf.
You may want to try our Quiet Individual Study Room, 2006J. This room boasts extra soundproofing insulation and a white noise machine.