Talking and Quiet Areas

The first floor of the library is a public commons where conversation is allowed and encouraged. The other open conversation areas are:

  • the conference room on the second floor
  • the elevator lobbies in the basement and on the first, second, and third floors

Conversation is also allowed in the stacks of the general collection, but should be kept to a minimum out of respect for those who are using the areas for study.

**The dedicated study areas are for quiet study. If you need to talk in these areas, please whisper or take your conversation or phone call to one of the areas where conversation is permitted.