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Noise Policy

​The Nealley Library is committed to providing an environment that is conducive to study as well as welcoming to all users.  To this end, the Library has an obligation to ensure that students, faculty, and other library users find a place for quiet concentration and study within this facility. The Library is a teaching space where librarians must talk to assist users in finding and understanding the information resources that the library provides. The technology provided by the library, from computers and printers to media viewers and photocopiers, inevitably also produces noise.

We try to find a balance among a variety of uses of library resources—individual study needs, research consultations with reference librarians, library business transactions at other service desks, quiet small group studying in open areas—while providing an environment that is conducive to study. 

  • No more than four students per study table.
  • Disturbances or behaviors which interfere with the normal use of the library by others are not acceptable.
  • Examples of inappropriate behavior include rowdiness, prolonged and/or loud conversations, intrusive/loud laughter, use of radios, CD and other audio players with a volume loud enough to disturb others, and noisy group study in an open area.
  • Anyone refusing to adhere to this policy will be asked to leave the library.

If you wish to report excessive noise, contact a Reference Librarian or other library staff member at the nearest service desk.  Thank you for your cooperation in making the Nealley Library a better place to study and conduct research.

August 19, 2004

Copyright 2004, RSCCD Last updated 11/15/2011