Building Use Policy

Noise Policy

By designating areas Quiet and Active, we attempt to balance preferences for individual work, research consultations, library transactions, and group study needs.

Quiet Study Zones

3rd Floor, 4th Floor

  • Silent Study
  • No Talking
  • Phones on Silent
  • No Phone Calls

Active Study Zones

1st Floor, 2nd Floor, Study Rooms

  • Interactive Study
  • Moderate Talking Allowed
  • Phones on Silent
  • Phone Calls in Lobby or on 1st Floor

If there is noise in your study area that you believe to be excessive, you are encouraged to ask the noise maker(s) to be quiet. If you feel uncomfortable doing so or if the users refuse to cooperate, please report the disturbance to a library service desk on the second floor.


Cell Phone Use

Keep cell phones on silent mode throughout the library.

Send and receive calls in the first floor and the second floor lobby.


Food & Drink Policy Statement

Food & covered beverages are allowed in most library study areas; however:

  • Be considerate of others when eating foods that are messy, noisy or aromatic/smelly.
  • Clean up after yourself. Alert library staff to spills that need attention.
  • No food or beverages are allowed in the Special Collections Department.
  • No food deliveries in the library.

Interpretation of all these guidelines is at the discretion of Library staff. Users that are non-compliant will be asked to relocate.

Page Last Updated: April 22, 2019