University Libraries works to provide ideal study spaces that reflect the needs of all users. The introduction of these different zones allows library-goers to choose the environment that best suits their needs and preferences. These zones can help create a more productive atmosphere within the library, accommodating a range of study and work styles. Read below to find out more about our 3 zone options and their accompanying guidelines.
Library-users can locate social zones on the north side of the lower level, the entire first level and lobby, as well as the west side of the second level in Meyer Library. Social zones are designed for group discussions, collaboration, and social interactions. These spaces are ideal for people working together or those who enjoy a more dynamic social setting while studying.
Quiet zones are located on the south side of the lower level and east side of the second level at Meyer Library. These zones are great for focused study, reading, and the occasional quiet whispering. Users are expected to keep the overall noise in these spaces at a minimum with conversations and interactive group work being discouraged. The volume on personal devices should be lowered or silenced and we request users to relocate to a social zone when needing to answer or make phone calls.
The third level is a designated silent zone. Silent zones are the most noise-restricted spaces within the library and are best for those who thrive with complete silence while studying. To maintain silence, users are asked to refrain from talking and using personal devices that create noise or disruption. The third level is an ideal space for those working on tasks that require intense concentration. Library users should relocate to the second level social zone to answer or make phone calls, work collaboratively, or hold discussions.