More oversight needs to be in existence for the third and fourth floors. These two floors are supposed to be silent study, yet almost every week when I'm on either floor, people are just aimlessly chatting away, disrupting those who are actually attempting to study. It's about time we have these people kicked out for disrupting the study environment. For many of us, this is the only quiet place we have to go and study, so when that is taken away from us, we suffer in our academics. I used to use a library at a different college, whose name I will not use, but they have a very similar system to ours with the quiet floors. However, people there are more respectful of those studying around them and do not have the nerve to talk when others are studying. Since this environment does not seem to exist here, we need to have someone or multiple people on these two floors enforcing the rules. I refuse to let my grades suffer because I cannot find a suitable study space.
From: an undergraduate student
Jeanne Hammer, Assistant University Librarian for Policy Development and Administration, replies...
Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention. We ask that students self-enforce the quiet study floors as much as possible by politely reminding those making too much noise that the floors are intended for quiet study. However, if the problem persists, please ask the security officer on duty for assistance. The security officers make rounds in the building on an hourly basis. In the short term, we will ask them to visit the 3rd and 4th floors more frequently.