Noise Policy

Last updated: September 13, 2021

The UCI Libraries have an obligation to ensure that students, faculty, and other researchers find a place for quiet concentration and study within our facilities. However, the library is also a dynamic resource and university community center that offers a wide range of services, materials, and environments. The library is a teaching space, where librarians must talk to assist users in finding and understanding the information resources the library provides. The technology provided by the library, from computers and printers to video displays and scanners, inevitably also produces noise.

We strive to find a balance among a variety of uses of library resources while providing an environment that is conducive to study. Disturbances or behaviors which interfere with the normal use of the library by others are not acceptable. Examples of inappropriate behavior include rowdiness, prolonged and/or loud conversations, use of radios and other audio players with a volume loud enough to disturb others, and noisy group study in an open area. Study rooms are available in all buildings for group study and conversation.

If you wish to report excessive noise, contact a library staff member at the nearest service desk. We thank you for your cooperation in making the UCI Libraries a better place to study and conduct research.