The staff at the library should ensure that people are in the library for the right reasons. The third floor is supposed to be for quiet study, however, many times people are there socializing, eating or listening to loud music. Others go for group studying and can get loud. There have been a few times that I have gone up to the fourth floor and it is better, however, every other time you run into someone that is listening to their ipod at a high volume. The staff should do some kind of monitoring to ensure that students can study without having to encounter so many disruptions. I think that other students feel the same way and don't tell disruptive students anything because they don't want any confrontations.
From: an undergraduate student
Mary Ellen Spencer, Head of Research and Instructional Services, replies...
Since the beginning of the fall semester, the Suggestion Blog has received more than one post about noise on the 3rd (quiet) and 4th (silent) floors of the library. Please know that we take your concerns seriously and have increased the rounds for our security guards on these floors to monitor noise. If you do experience this problem again, it would be helpful to know what time of day or night the incident occurred so that we can better target security services. Thanks very much for taking the time to write to us and let us know your concerns.