Q. Hi there, I'm a community patron working for the city public schools. I often come to the library and study. In the past three months, I mostly
Hi there, I'm a community patron working for the city public schools. I often come to the library and study. In the past three months, I mostly spent my time in Clemons and Charles L. Brown. What I noticed is the overall environment is very disappointing noisy! Even at the Quiet Zone in Charles L. Brown, there were students, sometimes group by group, coming in and talking, laughing very loudly. I once tried to communicate with some students, they then got annoyed after I politely asked them to keep it down. As a community patron and a prospective UVA student thinking about applying to UVA in the future. I felt very disappointed. If certain noisy level needed to be controlled according to the library policy, I sincerely suggest the staff team to come up with some plans to improve the environment.
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- 18:01:20 Edgar P.: Thank you for your feedback! I am so sorry about your negative experiences at those libraries. I will get this to the right people.
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Thank you for your note. The UVA Libraries try to make many types of spaces and environments available to our users - silent, quiet, low conversation, group work. The areas on the main floor of Brown that are designated quiet have signage and have, for the most part, been much quieter this semester than previously. We worked hard a year ago to change the furniture in the East area to make it more conducive to quiet, individual study. Unfortunately, the way Brown is built it's difficult to section off a non-quiet area from a quiet one. We will continue to work on this issue.