It happens every year – the run-up to finals is a high-stress, tension-filled time for the entire school. The staff in the library understands the need for concentration and quiet, but we all must take responsibility for creating that atmosphere. Here are a few suggestions:
Be considerate of others
- If you need to speak to others, go outside of the library
- Please set cell phones to vibrate and take calls in the stairwells or outside of the library
- Even earphones can be loud enough to be distracting to others; be aware of your surroundings
If people are talking or being disruptive, notify a staff member at the Circulation Desk.
If someone is in your carrel, notify the person that you’re there to study and ask her/him to move; if the person refuses, notify a staff member.
Library staff want to help you get through this stressful time, so please don’t hesitate to let us know if you need assistance.