Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

Developing Tomorrow's Leaders

Quiet/Noise Policy

The Library is meant to be a place for study and other scholarly pursuits. While no area of the library should be noisy, a certain working noise is anticipated, particularly in areas where there is a service desk. The Library recognizes that different learners have different needs and therefore has designed spaces for various uses. No matter what area one is working in, all library users are expected to be considerate of the needs of others.

Cell phones should be silenced upon entering the library. If one must make or take a call, he/she should go outside, to the atrium, or to 2 South (Circulation Desk area).

For students who desire quieter areas for study, the Library has designated 3rd floor North and 4th floor East, North and South as quiet zones (except for group study rooms located in these areas). Students should not be talking, listening to music or otherwise making noise in these areas. Violators will be asked to leave the area.

Spaces designed for specific uses:

Individual study rooms on 4E (check out a key at the Circulation Desk).

Seminar rooms appropriate for group work on 1S, 3N, or 4S.

Four listening viewing rooms seat up to 6 people and are equipped with VCRs, DVD players, CD players, cassette tape players, and record players located on 1S. One room also contains a keyboard. (Check out a key at the Circulation Desk).

Room 130 seats 8 around a table and includes a laptop connected to a flat screen TV.

The screening room on 1S (ask for access at the Information Desk) has theater style seating for 20 and you may view VHS tapes, DVDs, television, and/or connect a laptop to project computer images onto the large screen.

The classroom on 4N (ask for access at the Information Desk) has classroom seating for 25, a computer, and an overhead projector and screen.

Students needing to practice a group presentation with a computer and projector should reserve either the screening room or classroom by stopping by the Information Desk or calling 470-662-4671.