Quiet places to study in the Library

A student writes, "The end of a semester is coming. These days, more students visit the library. Now is a very important time for all of us. We need a quiet and comfortable library for studying…can you take some proper actions to keep our library quiet and comfortable?

Lucinda Covert-Vail, director of Public Services reponds, "Thank you for your comments. I will notify a group of staff we have whose job is to "rove" the floors, to be especially vigilant in this regard. Additionally, I'll ask our staff throughout the library to remember to remind users of appropriate behavior. Do you have a particular place where you always study? And, in case you didn't know, the north reading rooms on floors 2,4,6,8 and 10 are generally the most quiet places in the library. But they can be crowded. Let me know if I can be of any more assistance.

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One Comment on “Quiet places to study in the Library”

  1. Gregory Galligan Says:

    Regarding the need for quiet in Bobst Library, I greatly appreciate the recent posting of signs in the study carrels on all floors that remind students to turn off their cell phones, curtail all conversations, and limit refreshments to covered drinks. There remains a constant problem, however, of students using these carrels for eating their meals, which entails the unwrapping of food items, popping of soda cans, etc.—all of which can be clearly heard through the very thin walls. I sat in one carrel recently on the 7th floor and heard this activity in both of the rooms siding my own, in succession, from noon to 1:00 p.m. Please monitor these rooms, which are much needed for doctoral candidates trying to write their dissertations in relative quiet. And all students should honor that use of these rooms and take their lunches elsewhere. NYU invested in the building of numerous lounges all around campus several years ago, while Bobst went wanting for proper funds for renovation and other kinds of upgrading. Bobst also made a concession to students insisting on having food in the library building by upgrading the refreshment areas on the lower levels. In all other ways, let’s use the library as a library. Many thanks.


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