Miller Nichols Library Floor Noise Level Expectations

  • 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.
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