Quiet, please

We have received many complaints from students who feel that their fellow students are being too noisy. Please remember that even if you are the type of student who can study well around noise and commotion, not everyone else feels the same way. Please take note that all reading rooms and stack areas in the Library are Quiet Study Zones. The only exception is the reading area immediately next to the Reference Desk on the 1st floor.

Within Quiet Study Zones:

  • Never engage in conversation. A few words at a whisper should always suffice. If you must engage in conversation, take it to the Library stairwells or outside.
  • Make sure the sounds on your laptop are off and your iPod isn’t loud enough for others to hear.
  • When you enter or leave a group study room, remember to close the door behind you.
  • If you become aware of a noisy facilities condition—such as a squeaky door, a thumping photocopier, or a rumbling equipment — report it immediately to the Library staff at ext. 2332 or reference@nyls.edu.