Library Noise Policy

The University of Miami Libraries has a “zoned” noise model with some areas allowing group/collaborative study and other areas designated for quiet study. Please contact a library service desk if users in a Quiet Zone area are not respecting the Noise Policy.


Quiet Study

  • Cell phones must be turned off or put on vibrate.
  • Limit conversations, or speak in a hushed voice, in order to respect the needs of others.
  • Where:
    • Richter Library second floor and stacks tower
    • Library collection areas
    • Individual study seating areas
    • Designated computing areas


Collaborative Study / Low Level Noise Allowed

  • Low level conversation that is not disruptive to others in the immediate vicinity.
  • Cell phones must be on vibrate. Low level conversation allowed.
  • Where:
    • Richter Library first floor
    • All group study and meeting rooms
    • Designated computing areas


Need Help?

  • Please contact a library employee if someone in a Quiet Zone is not respecting this policy.
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