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Campus libraries are places for learning. People need quiet places to study and work, as well as space for group learning and collaboration. Libraries also have areas for teaching, where library staff instruct individuals and groups in the use of information resources and materials.
To create an environment that serves each of these needs, there are over 1340 comfortable study spaces located in three distinct zones in the Library/Learning Commons:
Usually busy with high traffic levels. These areas are intended for group study and / or instruction and include library service desks. Here, low-level conversational noise is to be expected.
Intended to serve as quiet space for readers and students. In these areas only low-level talking is permitted and should be kept to a minimum.
Intended to serve as silent, individual study space for readers and students who need to concentrate. No talking is permitted. Floors 9,10, and Classroom B (when not in use for instruction) are zoned as silent areas.
Each floor of the Gibson Library has signage indicating designated areas.
CELL PHONES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Please turn off the ringer or volume on cell phones and other electronic devices when you enter the Library.
In consideration of other library users, we ask that you respect these library study area designations and noise level expectations, and modify your level of conversation and activity accordingly.