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Limiting Noise in the Library
Cultivating a Respectful Learning Environment
We want all students, faculty, and other library patrons to have a positive, productive experience when using our library facilities. Please be respectful of others' need for quiet in spaces designated for study and research:
- Try to limit your conversations in general study areas and when exiting library group study rooms and classrooms.
- Small groups wanting to participate in discussions can use the libraries' group study rooms. The rooms are not soundproof and patrons are asked to keep voices to an appropriate level. Groups of two or more persons can request a group study room by visiting the Front Desk at any of our libraries.
- If you need a very quiet study space, consider visiting one of the quiet study areas in the John Peace Library or Downtown Library. Avoid regions around the service desks, public computer workstations, copiers, scanners and printers, as naturally these areas tend to see higher traffic and noise levels.
- Because of its focus on collaborative work spaces, there is no designated quiet study area in the AET Library. Similarly, the AET Library's group study rooms do not have full floor-to-ceiling walls, so patrons are asked to be especially conscientious regarding noise levels when using these rooms.
Library staff and UTSA Security reserve the right to ask disruptive or noisy patrons to move to a different area of the library, or to leave the building altogether.