Study Environment Policy

Color-coded study zones have been established for every floor. See posted maps on each floor for zone locations. Red = silent (no talking); yellow = quiet (whispered conversations); green = collaborative (talking quietly). Patrons are asked to be considerate of others and follow the guidelines for the zones.

Staff and security will monitor noise and behavior and respond to problems appropriately, contacting the Clemson University Police Department to assist if necessary. Violators who do not cease disruptive behaviors when asked must leave the library. Repeat offenders will be referred to the Clemson University Police Department.

In addition to being a center for study and research, the library also hosts occasional special events (Midweek Music, author signings, readings, etc.) from which noise necessarily emanates. Notice of these events will be posted at least 24 hours in advance so that individuals seeking a quieter work space will know to locate themselves on the floors with quiet areas (1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors) during the event.

Date: June 26, 2006
Last Revision: October 10, 2012
Approved by Libraries Administrative Council: October 10, 2012