Last Updated: 8/22/04
The CMU Libraries are committed to providing an environment that
is conducive to study as well as welcoming to all users. These
guidelines were developed in response to concerns from students,
faculty, and visitors about the increased noise in the Libraries.
The first floor stacks and the Clarke Historical Library are
quiet study areas. Please refrain from conversations in these areas.
Quiet conversation among people studying together in a group is
acceptable in most areas of the library; however, people should keep
their voices down.
Speaking to people floor to floor in the atrium area is
prohibited. If people need to communicate with each other, they should
move to the same floor rather than pitch their voices to be heard over
the distance between floors.
Cellular phones and other devices that ring or generate audible noises
When you enter the Library we ask that you turn off the ringer to
your phone. Be considerate of those studying around you, and keep your
conversations short and your voice lowered when using cell phones. If
you need to have an extended conversation, please go to the first floor
corridor outside the sliding glass doors or go outside the library to do
so. If you leave the library to take a call, please be sure to take
your valuable belongings with you.
The first floor stacks, Clarke Historical Library, and the
individual study rooms located on the 3rd and 4th floors are quiet study
areas. Please refrain from using cell phones and other devices that
ring or generate audible noises in these areas.
If there is noise that is disturbing or disruptive in your
vicinity while in the library, you are encouraged to ask the noise
makers to be quieter. You may also report excessive noise to a library
staff member, who will speak to the noise makers.
If there is a legitimate complaint of excessive noise made
against a library user, that person will be asked to comply with this
policy or leave the building.
We thank you for your cooperation in making the CMU Libraries a better place to study and conduct research.