Noise Policy

KU Libraries are committed to providing a welcoming environment that is conducive to a variety of study needs. These guidelines were developed in response to input from students, faculty and visitors about noise levels in the libraries. Noise should be kept to a minimum throughout the library, and the following guidelines are strictly enforced. All library employees are authorized to resolve any noise complaints.

Quiet Study Areas

Quiet Study areas are designated in all of the libraries. Conversation and phone use are not permitted in these areas.

Quiet Study areas in Anschutz are located on 1st and 2nd floors, and in Watson on 4th and 5th floors and the library stacks.

Group Study

Group Study is permitted in all places that are not designated Quiet Study areas. However, conversations should be kept at a low volume.

Students may reserve group study rooms in Anschutz and Watson.

Cell Zones

Cell phones must be turned off or set to silent mode in all of the libraries; if you must use your cell phone to make or receive calls, please go to one of the cell phone friendly areas, keep it brief and at a low volume.

Cell zone areas in Anschutz are located at the 3rd floor front entrance and stairwells, and at Watson in the 3rd floor lobby and Hawk Food Stop areas.