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Study and Work Space
James A. Gibson Library
Study and Work Space
Campus libraries are places for learning. People need quiet places to study and work as well as space for group learning and collaboration. Libraries also have areas for teaching, where library staff instruct individuals and groups in the use of information resources and materials.
To create an environment that serves each of these needs, there are over 1350 comfortable study spaces located in three distinct zones in the Library/Learning Commons:
Usually busy with high traffic levels. These areas are intended for group study and / or instruction and include library service desks. Here, low-level conversational noise is to be expected.
The south side of the main floor (near the Thistle hallway) and the collaborative study room near the elevators (ST 211) of the Gibson Library are designated as common areas, as well as the study table areas (for 2 to 6 people per table) on floors 5, 6 and 7.
The common areas are also near the Circulation, Help and Learning Commons Reception desks.
Intended to serve as quiet space for readers and students. In these areas only low-level talking is permitted and should be kept to a minimum.
Quiet areas are at the one-person study carrels on each floor, at computers and at the counters overlooking the Guernsey Marketplace. Much of floors 5, 6, 7, and 8 are quiet areas.
On a trial basis for the Fall 2012 - Winter 2014 terms, private, one-person study rooms located on Floor 8, will be available on a drop-in basis.
Intended to serve as silent, individual study space for readers and students who need to concentrate. No talking is permitted. Floors 9,10, and Classroom B (when not in use for instruction) are zoned as silent areas.
On a trial basis for the Fall 2012 - Winter 2013 terms, private, one-person study rooms located on Floors 9 and 10 will be available on a drop-in basis.
One room on the 10th floor (ST 1001) is reserved for use by students registered with Services for Students with Disabilities. The key to this room is available for check out at Circulation Services. It may be signed out for up to 4 hours at a time, with one renewal.
Each floor of the Gibson Library has signage indicating designated areas.
CELL PHONES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Please turn off the ringer or volume on cell phones and other electronic devices when you enter the Library.
In consideration of other library users, we ask that you respect these library study area designations and noise level expectations, and modify your level of conversation and activity accordingly.