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Quiet Space or Group Study Possible at the Library

October 22, 2008

Changes at the Dimond Library mean you can now actually talk without being shushed while working with others. But some people still go in search of a quiet spot.  Below is a list of space as it’s designated in Dimond and other campus libraries, and the times when the space is available for that use.

Group work space: There are several areas that offer computers and large monitors for group work. These can also be used for group study purposes.

Library Location



Contact to Reserve

Dimond Library

2-6 people

Rooms 121, 123, 125, 349, & 351

Dimond Loan Desk, 862-3125

Collaborative Work Spaces; Level 3 near IT Support Center

First come, first served; priority given to groups over individual use

Up to 10 people

Room 327; available weekends and after 5 pm on weekdays

Dimond Loan Desk, 862-3125

Up to 15 people

Room 343; available after 5pm

Library Administration, 862-1541

Up to 20 people

Room 537; equipped with projector

Library Administration, 862-1541

Engineering/Math/CS Library
Kingsbury S236

Up to 12 people

Rooms L, M, N, & P; no food permitted

Engr/Math/CS Library Desk, 862-1196

Physics Library
DeMeritt 114

Up to 10 people

Room 114B; no food permitted

Physics Library Desk, 862-2348

Quiet study space is designated with this symbol:

Q means Quiet Space

These locations are designated for individual study, where there should be little or no talking and no audible electronic devices, including cell phones. There may be occasional sounds from people passing by, getting materials, or using desktop computers or laptops.

Dimond Level 3 (Main Level)
Addison Reading Room
Hubbard Reading Room

Chemistry Library
Floor 2

Engineering/Math/CS Library
Study Carrels, right side
For really quiet study space go to the Courtyard reading room on Level 5 of the Dimond Library.

Library users in quiet study areas whose study is disrupted are asked to first approach those who are noisy and ask them to be quiet. If necessary, please contact library staff for assistance. Library users who do not maintain quiet will be asked to leave the quiet study area.

Cell phones and conversations in Dimond Library can be taken to the Level 3 (Main Level) lobby, the building stairwells, or the areas by the North elevators on each floor. At the branches, please go out into the hall, well away from open doorways.

Undesignated study space: Areas not designated as quiet study or for group work or study are available for either use.

Areas that tend to be used for quiet study but are not specifically restricted to quiet study include individual carrels found in balcony areas and along the book stacks on Dimond Levels 1, 4 and 5.

Areas with open tables often tend to attract group use. Some of these areas include Dimond Levels 1 and 4 by the South Elevator, and the tables in Current Periodicals and Newspapers.

In the branch libraries, please keep in mind that in smaller spaces, sound travels easily. In open spaces, those in groups should keep voices low to accommodate those focusing on individual work.

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