Answered By: Library User Service Division
Last Updated: Nov 25, 2016    

There are 3 study zones in the Library, denoting the permitted noise levels: light discussion zone, quiet zone and absolute quiet zone.  Please respect the wishes of others who have chosen to work in these designated areas.   

Light Discussion Zone – High-traffic or noisy areas

  • Light discussion allowed
  • Cell phones on vibrate mode only
  • Talking on cell phones is permitted in the mobile phone areas

Location:

  • 1F and Library Service Counter on 3F
  • Self-printing, copying and scanning areas on 3--5F
  • IT Service Desk on 4F
  • Mobile Phone Areas
  • Group Study Rooms
  • Food and Drink Allowed Area on 6F
  • Interactive Commons (Room 830 on 8F)
  • Training Room (Room 303 on 3F)

Quiet Zone – Keep the noise to a minimum

  • Short whispered conversations but if only necessary and do not disturb other patrons
  • Cell phones on vibrate mode
  • No group study and meetings
  • Minimal and quiet keyboarding sound
  • Audio only at a low volume with headphones as long as others can’t hear them
  • Quiet when entering and exiting the lifts, stairs and group study rooms
  • Please leave the area to take phone calls

Location:

  • Learning commons on 3F, 4Fand 5F except within light discussion zones
  • Information commons
  • Book shelves areas on 4F and 5F
  • The south corridors on 7--10F

Absolute Quiet Zone – No noise

  • Absolutely no conversation is allowed
  • Switch cell phones to silent mode
  • No group study
  • Minimal and quiet keyboarding sound
  • Audio only at a low volume with headphones as long as others can’t hear them
  • Absolute quiet when entering and exiting the lifts, stairs and group study rooms
  • Please leave the area to take phone calls

Location:

  • Learning commons on 7--10F

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