To help maintain an environment conducive to studying, Davis Centre Library staff will actively monitor adherence to library guidelines relating to noise, hot food, and cell phones. Find out about Dana Porter Library study zones.
The Davis Centre Library is divided into three zones that are colour-coded beige (silent study zone), green (quiet study zone), and grey (group study zone).
- Silent study zone: no talking. Cell phones set to silent.
Main floor: study carrels at far left; Silent Study room; Peter Sims Silent Study area
- Quiet study zone: low volume conversation. Cell phones set to vibrate.
Main floor: RBC Information Commons; study carrels and stand-up computers middle of library; study rooms B-K
Lower floor: lounge area, study room 0505
- Group study zone: moderate volume conversation. Cell phones set to vibrate.
Main floor: Study rooms A, L, M, and N
Lower floor: group study tables
Food and drink
- Drinks in containers with lids are allowed
- Messy and odorous food are not allowed anywhere in the library
- Before entering the library, please set your cell phone to silent or vibrate (see the noise guidelines above)
- Make or receive calls in the Great Hall (outside Library)
If you disregard these guidelines, you may be asked to leave the library. If you are escorted out of the library by police on more than one occasion, your library privileges will be suspended until the end of the term.
Frequently asked questions
What are study zones?
Study zones apply to the entire Davis Centre Library and are guidelines on noise, cell phone use, and food and drink. The guidelines are enforced at all times.
Why did the Library create study zones?
The goal of study zones is to support students by providing an environment that is pro-study and anti-disruption.
How can I report someone who is disregarding the guidelines?
Please contact a staff member to report individuals disregarding the Davis Centre Library study zone guidelines. Staff are available at the circulation desk and may also be found monitoring the floor.
Why isn't hot food permitted?
Hot food (like pizza, french fries, etc.) tends to be more aromatic, messier, and therefore, more disruptive to other individuals studying in the Davis Centre Library.
What happens if I disregard the guidelines?
If you disregard the guidelines, you may be asked to leave the library. If you are escorted out of the library by police on more than one occasion, your library privileges will be suspended until the end of the term.