We understand your concern! However, libraries today are no longer silent. Students need to work on group projects, librarians need to give instruction, even checking out a book creates noise.
We have tried to provide areas for those who prefer quiet. There are individual study desks on the far side of the circulating book stacks (the area to your right as you enter the library). All those rows of books absorb the noise and it is very quiet back there. Try using one of those study desks.
There are four study rooms, too. Although group use takes priority, they can be used by an individual who wants less distraction. The rooms are available on a “first come first served basis.” Again, an individual would be asked to vacate the room if a group needed it.
If you experience students being loud and disturbing the work of others, please come to the Information Desk and report the situation. If you are reluctant to do this, you can go to the “Ask a Librarian” link on the library homepage, start a chat and let us know of the problem. A reference librarian will then quiet things down.
Please stop by the Information Desk the next time you are in the library and we will be glad to show you where we think are the quietest places to work. And please spread the word to your classmates that quiet spots exist.