The University of San Francisco: Gleeson Library

Quiet Study Areas

Each person has their own preferences for studying. In order to accommodate these differing study needs, we have designated silent, quiet, and conversation areas of the library.

Map of Study Areas

Group Study Rooms 

Silent study area:

This area is completely silent to accommodate those who prefer studying alone in silence.

silentNo:
talking
whispering
cell phones
headphones
rustling papers or wrappers

Yes:
Laptops

Quiet study area:

This area is quiet to accommodate those who like to study alone quietly but are not bothered by faint background noise. The computer lab on the second floor is a quiet area.

quietNo:
cell phones
group study
Skype

Yes:
some whispering
low-volume headphones
laptops

Conversation study area:

This area allows conversation to accommodate those who like to study in small groups and those who need to talk briefly on a cell phone. Please keep cell phones on vibrate. The computer labs on the first floor are conversation areas.

conversationNo:
loud voices
yelling
music played through speakers

Yes:
group study in "library voices"
brief cell phone conversations