Miller Nichols Library Noise Level Expectations

Not sure where to study in Miller Nichols Library? This guide to noise levels might help:

Ground Floor Noise level: Quiet Conversation

  • Expect noise and normal conversation at entrance, Music/Media Desk, and hallway to stairs and elevator.
  • Limited noise and quiet group study are permitted behind the glass partition.

1st Floor Noise level: Regular Conversation

  • Interactive study is permitted and expected.
  • Cell phone use is allowed, as long as conversations are kept at regular speaking voice.

2nd Floor Noise level: Quiet Conversation

  • Limited noise and muted group study are permitted.
  • IS Computer Lab, per IS guidelines: “People working in study groups are asked to keep their voices down as much as possible. Cell phone conversations are not allowed.”

3rd Floor Noise level: Quiet Conversation

  • Limited noise and quiet group study are permitted.

4th Floor Noise level: Silent

  • No conversation or group study, but typing on computers is permitted.
  • Cell phones should be silenced. Talking on cell phones is not permitted, but phones may be answered and taken off the floor.
  • Audio may be listened to with headphones, as long as it is inaudible to others.

See Study Spaces in the Miller Nichols Library for more information about the many types of study spaces available.

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