The Library is piloting distinct noise level areas in Brown Library during the Spring 2024 semester.
During the Fall 2023 semester Library staff surveyed students about noise levels in various spaces around Brown Library. Students voiced their need for clearly delineated noise norms in Brown Library. Consistently posted noise norms will help students find the right study area for their needs, supporting an atmosphere of scholarship throughout our library spaces. Noise norms also support equity in library spaces by explicitly stating behavioral expectations.
NOISE NORM DESCRIPTIONS
Patrons may report noncompliant patrons via chat, phone, or in-person at the Brown Library Service Desk. Library staff will remind noncompliant patrons about the policy and inform them of appropriate spaces.
As you use the various spaces around Brown Library, please take the following survey to help us understand how you use the space and whether or not clearly defined noise norms for each space is helpful.