21st Century Library

5th Floor Quiet Study Zone

Completed in 2018 as part of Phase I, the 5th Floor Quiet Zone kicked off the 21st Century Library Project. Students had long been requesting a silent space for study, research, and reflection, so it was appropriate to create this area for student use early.

The Quiet Zone accommodates 170 user seats, 90% of which have electrical power within arm’s reach. Furniture selection was based on student “sit” testing and rating feedback by way of a phone based app. Each seat is designed for individual work to preserve an atmosphere of quiet. There is no group seating in this area.

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