Library Zones: Choose the Right Noise Level for Your Needs

Students working collaboratively in Parnassus Library

What's your study style? Do you prefer silence, or do you like to study in groups? In an effort to support a variety of volume preferences in the Parnassus Library's study spaces, we've designated four types of zones throughout the building.

Quiet Study - This zone offers a quiet space for intensive study. You'll find Quiet Study signs posted in the UCSF Quiet Study Room (5th floor) and in the Browsing Room (4th floor). 

Considerate Study - Intended for individual or group study with minimal talking, the Considerate Study zone is ideal for those who prefer a low level of noise while working. This zone includes most of the open floor space on the 1st, 4th, and 5th floors of the building.

Active Learning - Use the Active Learning areas when you need to talk at conversational volume. You'll find Active Learning signs posted in the Living Room (3rd floor) and the Lange Room (5th floor).

Mobile Friendly - If you need to make a phone call, simply step into one of the stairwells.

To view floor maps depicting these new areas, click on the image below.

Floor maps of Parnassus Library noise zones

We hope this new policy will help you choose the best study environment for your needs. If you have questions or suggestions, please contact us. We'd love to hear from you.

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