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W. W. Hagerty Library

Today: Open 24 Hours

Archives & Special Collections

Today: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Library Learning Terrace

Today: Closed

Hahnemann Library

Today: 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Queen Lane Library

Today: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Noise Levels

Noise levels vary widely within the libraries.  Learners use the space for quiet, individual study in addition to collaborative group work.  The following designations are defined in order to provide an environment that is comfortable, inviting, and conducive to study for all of our users. 




Hagerty Library

Low Noise (Quiet) Area

minimal talking, no group study, cell phones should be turned off or set to silent

2nd Floor Study Carrels and Tables

Lower Level Quiet Study Room (L01)


Medium Noise Area

Low talking, small group studying, cell phones turned off or set to silent, normal conversational noise.

First Floor Computer Hubs

First Floor Study Tables and Carrels

Lower Level Computer Labs (L13C & L14)

High Noise (Collaborative) Area

Group studying, group conversational noise

All Group Study Rooms

Bookmark Café

Lower Level Study Tables and Carrels


General Noise Guidelines

  • Be considerate of others.  
  • Areas near the service desks generally will be noisier than elsewhere.
  • Headphones may be used if noise from the headphones is not audible to others.
  • Laptop computers and library computers may be operated, but all sound or audio features must be turned off.  Video Chat is not permitted.
  • Cell phones and pagers should be turned to silent or off.  If you must use your cell phone to make or receive a phone call while in the libraries, you are encouraged to do so in the high noise areas, the designated areas near the stairwells, or go outside.  
  • Talking should be kept at a normal level.
  • Individuals collaborating in Group Study Rooms should keep the door shut in order to contain any noise.

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