Students have struggled to find a completely silent place to study at the Webster Library for years. Some of our students are quite sensitive to small distractions, including the sound of typing on a keyboard, sounds made by computers, or even the vibration of a cellphone. We have thought about how to create the environment they need in order to work without distraction and maintain deep concentration. Now, on the third floor of the Webster Library, there is the Friends of the Library Room — also known as the Zero-Noise Room.
This room is reserved for special events from time to time, but most days it will be open to students seeking a zero-noise environment. This means that keyboards cannot be used in the room, chatting (even whispering) is not permitted, and mobile phones will need to be set to silent.
Great care went into selecting the furniture, fabrics, colours, and built-in furniture used in this room.