Wherever you are in the library, you can send us a noise complaint if others are disturbing your study. Send an email or text message to quiet@library.carleton.ca or use the form below. We will send someone to respond right away.

We have study spaces with noise levels ranging from complete silence to lots of conversational noise:

Floor 1, 2, 4: Quiet Study Areas

This is quiet space. You're permitted to talk at a very low level as long as it's kept to a minimum.

Floor 3, 5: Silent Study Areas

These are silent, individual study spaces for people who need to concentrate. Talking is not permitted, and neither are audible personal audio devices. Please move to the stairwell for even short conversations.

Floor 2 Common Areas

The Library Services Desk, Research Help Desk, Library service points, and Page Break are common areas. Conversational noise is allowed but shouldn't interfere with nearby Quiet Areas.

Floor 4 Group Study Areas

On floor 4, the Library has 9 Group Study Rooms with tables, power outlets, and whiteboards. Please keep conversation at a modest level. Group study rooms are not soundproof and are surrounded by Quiet Study Areas. The entire Discovery Centre is a group study area.

Cell Phones and Electronic Devices

Please set cell phones to ring silently when you enter the library. You're permitted to use cell phones only in stairwells and group study rooms. Silent texting is allowed throughout the library. Computers and audio devices should be used with headphones and at low volume.

Quiet, Please!

Please provide enough detail that we can find the specific area (e.g. 3rd floor near the spiral staircase) or the specific person (woman in the black shirt and orange scarf).

You don't have to include your name and email, but if you do, we can contact you if we do need more information to help resolve the problem.

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