Quiet & silent study

There is an expectation that the level of noise in study spaces in the libraries will be kept to a minimum. However, there are a number of areas around the University which have been specifically designated as quiet or silent. Signage indicates if an area has been designated ‘quiet’ or silent’. Please respect your fellow students and move elsewhere if you want to chat.

Quiet study signange

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Quiet study

Designated quiet study space can be found at the following locations:

  • Floors 1-4 of the Main Library.
  • The David Welsh Reading Room at New College Library.
  • ECA Library has a quiet study space on Level 2. Please note access to this space may be restricted at certain times of year.

At the King's Buildings campus:

  • Darwin Learning and Teaching Cluster
  • Floor 2 of the Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library.
  • James Clerk Maxwell Learning and Teaching Cluster's quiet study room (Room 3315). Booking is not required.

Silent study

Areas designated, ‘Silent study’ are reserved for silent study only with strictly no talking. Silent study areas can be found:

  • All of the Law Library.
  • All of Moray House Library.
  • New College Library Hall.
  • The ground floor of the ECA Library (Level 0).
  • Floor 3 of the Noreen and Kenneth Murray Library (The King's Buildings).
  • 5th floor of the Main Library. Please note this area has no PCs, however, there are floor points where laptops can be connected.

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