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DePaul University Libraries > About > Policies > Noise
The DePaul University Library is committed to providing an environment that is conducive to study as well as welcoming to all users. All library staff and users of the library should respect the rights of others and refrain from making excessive noise while using the library.
Library facilities allow for a mix of individual and group work options, as well as for active learning and quiet study. Areas intended for group study, discussion and small group collaboration are designated as such.
Areas of the library designated for one of the uses noted above are identified by signage and noted on the library Web site. In addition to these general designations, please note the following:
In using library facilities, please keep the following guidelines in mind:
The DePaul University Library’s Patron Conduct Policy identifies “disruptive behavior” not allowed in any library facility. Among these behaviors are the following related to noise:
All DePaul University Library patrons are expected to abide by these policies and will be asked to comply if necessary. Library employees are empowered with the responsibility to approach disruptive groups and individuals and to ask them to discontinue the disruptive behavior. If patrons become belligerent or refuse to discontinue disruptive behavior, library staff will take appropriate action, including, if necessary, notifying the Department of Public Safety and/or the Chicago Police Department.