Monday, February 13, 2006

Talking Rooms

There are two rooms in the library designated as "talking areas": the main Reading Room and the room downstairs where the copiers and state materials are. Since we have received many complaints about the noise level in the Reading Room, I want to take this time to explain exactly what we had planned when we chose to allow talking in certain areas.

We did this to allow groups to study together. Because we don't always have enough study room space, we wanted to offer additional space for study groups to discuss their school work. These rooms were never meant to be used for socializing among friends. There are lounges on the second floor for that. Please be considerate of you fellow students and keep your conversations at a low volume and only about your studies. If you feel your group is getting off track and laughing and telling stories, it is understandable, everyone needs a break. Just get up and leave the library until you are ready to quiet down and work again. Thank you.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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