The HLS Library is a big space and there are many things you can do here—read, study, write, work on a group project, snack, call your family, study some more, write some more…you get the picture. The trick is figuring out where to do each of those things without disturbing your fellow students, and that’s why we designated zones throughout the library buildings for specific activities.
Quiet zones are for quiet reading and study. Please keep noise to a minimum and take conversations to other zones. The Reading Room and most stacks areas are quiet zones.
Collaboration zones are for working in groups or talking quietly with others who are present. The Lemann Lounge, Microforms Room booths, 3rd floor group study rooms, and the Reference Room are all collaboration zones.
Phone zones are the only areas where talking on phones is permitted. Please keep ringers on silent. The Lemann Lounge, 4th floor computer labs, copy rooms, and the bridge to the Lewis Hall stacks are all phone zones.
Food zones are the only areas where food and snacks are allowed to be consumed. This is in order to keep mice and bugs away. The Lemann Lounge and Microforms Room booths are food zones. You may have drinks throughout the building, as long as they are in covered containers to prevent disaster should a spill happen.