Noise levels and exam study in the Library.

At this time of session, we receive more complaints that noise in the Library is affecting your ability to focus and increasing your stress levels. Excitement about the end of session and nervousness about exams can lead to excessive noise.

When in the Library, please be aware of your noise levels and consider others who are focused on study. Look for the different study spaces in each library for quiet, silent and shared study.

Your behaviour contributes to the atmosphere of the Library and being considerate creates a supportive study environment for all Western students.

 Library study spaces are created to meet your study preferences, and each have their own rules about acceptable noise levels. 

  • Check the rules for each study space and ask staff at the Digital Service Desk or via Online Librarian if you have a question.
  • Student group study rooms are not soundproof. Be aware that sound travels.
  • If you are experiencing issues with noise or inappropriate behaviour, please see Library or Security staff. 

The Library is here to support your study and wishes you the best for exam success.