Library Noise Policy

The UC San Diego Library seeks to provide all users with a welcoming, comfortable, and safe environment promoting intellectual exploration and learning, access to well-managed and diverse library collections, and the help of knowledgeable staff. The following Library Noise Policy is intended to ensure a pleasant and productive environment for all library users.

  • Excessive noise or any disruptive activity or behavior interfering with ordinary library use or operation is not permitted.
  • Conversation, collaborative work, and phone conversations are permitted on Geisel's 1st and 2nd Floors.
  • Geisel Floors 4 through 7 and both floors of the Biomedical Library Building are designated quiet study areas. Conversation, at a low volume, is permitted only in group study rooms in these areas. Phone conversations are not permitted in these areas.
  • Geisel's 8th Floor is designated for silent study. No conversation is permitted.
  • When in either Library facility, phones and other electronic devices are to be set to silent/vibrate mode.
  • During designated times, other areas may be designated for quiet or silent study at the Library's discretion.

To report a noise disturbance, contact a library staff member at the nearest service desk or text Library Security at (858) 282-3602.

Revised January 2019