These “Noise Zone” icons appear throughout the UCSF Library’s Parnassus building to help guide patrons understand what noise level is acceptable for a particular area.

Interactive learning

Activity with moderate talking and noise.

Mobile friendly

Areas to make calls without disturbing others who are learning.

Considerate study

A minimal-talking environment for those who prefer a low level of noise while working.

Quiet Study

Quiet study

A no-talking environment for quiet and intensive study, reflection, problem solving, and other complex work that requires deep concentration.