Library Noise Policy

The Robert W. Woodruff Library is committed to providing an environment that is conducive to study as well as welcoming to all users. All library users must respect the rights of others and refrain from making excessive noise while using the AUC Woodruff Library.

Library users are expected to abide by the following guidelines:

  • Quiet Zones: There are designated quiet zones in the Library No noise or cell phone conversations are permitted in quiet zones. Face-to-face conversations should be conducted using moderate tones. Quiet zones of the Library are found on the:
    • Upper Level – Each side of building by the windows and Group Study Rooms 306-309 are designated as quiet zone areas.
    • Lower Level – The Graduate Study Suite and the Quiet Study Room are designated as quiet zones.
  • Cell phones: Place cell phones on vibrate, or, turn off. Cell phones cannot be used in quiet zones.
  • Group Study: Conversations are to be held at a reasonable level so as not to disturb other library users. Group study is permitted in all spaces except the Archives Research Center.
  • Electronic devices: Library users may only listen to audio devices (Library computers, iPods, MP3 players, DVDs, CDs, ) outside the quiet zones. Headphones must be used at all times and noise levels must be maintained at level that are not audible be other persons in the vicinity.

Library users will be given a verbal warning when their behavior is not conducive to study. After the initial warning, library users will be directed to leave the building for reasons including, but not limited:

  • Noise in quiet zones
  • Group study in quiet zones
  • Cell phone use in quiet zones
  • Excessive noise in library spaces
  • Disruptive behavior
  • Vandalism
  • Failure to follow directives of library staff
  • Failure to follow library policies and procedures

Questions regarding this policy should be directed to the Security Services Manager, 404-978-2108 or [email protected]. Thank you for your cooperation in providing a safe, comfortable and considerate study environment.

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