In response to student feedback for more quiet study space in the lead-up to and during exams Floor 5 in The Sir Duncan Rice Library (TSDRL) will be designated as a Silent Study area across the complete Floor. Our pilot “Silent Floor” trial will run from Monday 18 November until the end of exams on Friday 13 December.
Unfortunately, we are unable to adjust our noisy hand dryers, but during this period on Floor 5 please observe the following rules:
- No discussions or conversations
- No phone calls
- Please go to the stairwells to make or take phone calls, or hold conversations
Additionally, we will have free earplugs available for anyone who wants them. These will be available at the Welcome Desk.
In addition to the pilot Silent Floor on Floor 5, our designated Silent Study rooms on Floors 3, 4, 5 and 6 on the south side of the building will operate as normal. Note that laptops are not allowed in the Silent Study room on Floor 6 (Room 624) – this is the only space in TSDRL where this is the case.
Elsewhere in the building, we encourage all users to keep noise and conversations to a minimum. Library staff will be readily available throughout TSDRL to promote an environment conducive to study. Feedback and comments on the Floor 5 trial will be very welcome.
If you require space for group discussion and collaborative working have you considered booking a space across our different Libraries to support this? See our website for further details.
Please note that cleaning and hoovering will take place through the night on all floors, including Floor 5. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.