Answered By: Nadia Woods
Last Updated: Nov 10, 2016     Views: 526

There are 3 study zones within the library, denoting the permitted noise levels: group study, quiet study and silent study.

Please respect the wishes of others who have chosen to work in these designated areas.

  • Normal volume talking
  • Mobile phones permitted in designated areas
  • In the Harold Cohen Library, this applies to:
    • Foyer
    • Ground Floor Refreshments and Group Study Room
    • Ground Floor Computer Rooms HCC1 and HCC2
    • Second Floor Computer Rooms HCC5 and HCC8
    • Third Floor
    • Fourth Floor
  • In the Sydney Jones Library, this applies to:
    • Entrance
    • Ground Floor of Abercromby Wing
    • Links on the Ground, First and Second Floors
  • Keep conversation levels low and to an absolute minimum
  • Turn off mobile phone alerts
  • Do not use this area for group study or discussion
  • Do not conduct phone conversations
  • Use laptops with consideration (use headphones and sound must be inaudible to those nearby)
  • In the Harold Cohen Library, this applies to:
    • Ground Floor Postgraduate Room
    • First Floor Quiet Study Room
    • Second Floor Computer Rooms HCC6 and HCC7
  • In the Sydney Jones Library, this applies to:
    • First Floor Abercromby Wing
    • Ground Floor Grove Wing
    • First Floor Grove Wing
  • Work silently at all times including when using laptops and computers
  • Refrain from rustling food wrappers and eating noisy food
  • Turn off mobile phone alerts
  • Ensure any personal listening equipment is inaudible to those nearby
  • In the Harold Cohen Library, this applies to:
    • Silent Study Rooms
    • First Floor Computer Rooms HCC3 and HCC4
  • In the Sydney Jones Library, this applies to:
    • Second Floor Abercromby Wing
    • Second Floor Grove Wing

Disturbed by noise?

If you are being disturbed by noise in a quiet or silent area - let us know. Contact our Roving Library staff by text or email Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm:

Tell us your study location and we'll send someone along.

At other times, which includes the evening, weekend and during the summer vacation, and at the Leahurst and London campus libraries, please inform a member of staff at the Help Desk if noise is a problem.

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