Library Noise Policy
As part of its mission, the Library strives to create a welcoming environment where community members can study, work on individual projects and reflect.
The library functions as a teaching space, where community members can consult a librarian to locate and use research materials, and a service location, where community members and staff conduct business typical of library operations. It is expected that the normal conduct of business in the Library will produce some noise, simply due to the small size of the facility.
We expect that community members are mature enough to maintain respectful behavior while in the library. In those instances where necessary, please seek out a librarian for assistance in requesting lower tones in conversation and addressing inappropriate conduct.
Examples of inappropriate conduct include:
- Loud and obnoxious conversations in large groups.
- Loud conversations on smart/cell phones.
- Inappropriate and offensive language.
In an effort to reduce noise, group study is encouraged outside of the library, primarily using the Commons. Group tables are being replaced in the library with more individualized furniture. Students will be encouraged to use outside facilities when seeking to conduct group activity in the library.
Students who repeatedly violate the Library noise policy may be:
- Asked to leave the Library.
- Reported to the Student Judicial System for disorderly conduct, violation of a college policy, and/or failure to cooperate.
As always, we invite you to come into the library, we just ask that you keep others in mind while in the space.
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