University of Wisconsin–Madison

Library Noise, Food & Beverage Policy

The Law Library staff has received a number of complaints from law students concerned about the level of noise in the Law Library. Therefore, we would like to remind all library users about the library's policies on noise and food & beverages. Noise:

Law Library users appreciate that the library serves as a quiet place to study. Please respect those around you by keeping noise to a minimum. This includes, but is not limited to, talking in a loud voice, audible use of technological devices (cell phones, computers, etc.), and food consumption. Study Rooms: These areas are designated for people who want to study together. Talking in low tones is allowed. Quarles & Brady Reading Room: Because even small sounds are amplified due to the acoustics of the room, the Quarles & Brady Reading Room has been designated as a lap-top free zone. When using the adjacent study room (5350) for viewing videos, keep the volume low or use headphones which are available at the Circulation Desk.
Food & Beverages:
Law Library users deserve a clean and quiet atmosphere. Therefore, food is not permitted in the library. Insects and rodents attracted by food pose a danger to the library collection. Noisy food consumption also serves as a distraction to study and research. Beverages in covered containers are allowed, but not near library computers or other equipment.
Thank you for your cooperation.

Submitted by Bonnie Shucha on November 20, 2006

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