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.