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    Library Noise Control

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    It can be very frustrating when you find a spot to study and a group of people come and have a chat right next to you. Normally the library should be a quite space as a whole where people come to study. There is allocated areas for silent study and group work but the rest of the library can be disappointing because the people that talk do not use those allocated areas. The ground floor is open to talking and the 3rd floor is suppose to be a quiet area but it seems like it can be loud anywhere you are. You end moving around the library couple of times to find peace. I think there should be somebody to control this problem, a member of staff that would relocate people to areas where they can talk. Or a system that is used in other universities when you can text a member of staff when people are disruptive anonymously.
Yewande Adigun
2:31pm on 7 Dec 18 It would be nice to have noise control, but can it really be controlled? People have been complaining for time!
Kornelia Chmielewska
4:22pm on 7 Dec 18 Of course somebody should go around the library tell the people either to stop talking loud move to the allocated area or be removed from the library.. There are libraries in London that manage to have a complete silence, is just if its not gonna be tolerated people will adjust.. Is a shame, I commute to uni and feel like many times the library is not usable because of the noise. I don't see why there is a problem with making rules. There are other rules that people adjust to. And library has always been designed for people to study not to socialise.
Kristina Harwood
12:43am on 31 Dec 18 When I need to work on something alone, I have managed by only working at night on the top floor so there is less noise (which I am also fine with because it is already normal for me to work this time), and it shouldn't be something other students should have to resort to. The bottom floor is rarely full, or even half full, and there are plenty of rooms downstairs and off to the sides of the first floor that are also nearly always empty or have just one or two people inside. People are having to count on empty meeting rooms for some peace and quiet. It should be the other way round. If you want to be loud and talk with your friends, go ahead, but find somewhere separate from the main floor to do so.
Mohamed Abdus Samad
4:34pm on 10 May 19 100% agree
Kimberley Young
4:27pm on 19 Dec 19 | love the idea of a text number so that staff can intervene. I am fed up with being on the top floor and being constantly disrupted by those around me chatting and on the phone. A few weeks of enforcement would get the message across that this floor is not a social space and leave those who want to study in peace.
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