5th Floor Quiet Study Zone
A quiet area dedicated to individual study, research, and reflection is part of the initial phase of the 21st Century Library project. Students have been requesting a silent study space, so it is appropriate that this will be the first area of the new library to open for student use. Furniture selection is based on student testing and rating. The space accommodates 170 seats, 85% of which will be within an arm’s length of electrical power. Each seat is designed for individual work, to preserve an atmosphere of quiet; there will be no group seating.