Cell Phone & Noise Policy

The Barber Library is committed to providing an environment that is conducive to study as well as welcoming to all users. These guidelines were developed in response to concerns from students about the increased noise in the library due to social conversation and cell phone use.

When you enter the Barber Library, we ask that you turn off your phone ringer. If you must be on call, set the phone to a non-audible signal (such as vibration).

If you need to talk on a phone, move immediately to a "phone zone." There are two phone zones in the Barber Library.

  1. By the restrooms on the first floor.
  2. By the restrooms on the second floor.

Phone zones are marked by blue walls and large photographs of red phone booths (see below).

Phone Zone Photo

Library users wishing to report inappropriate cell phone use or other disturbance should contact library staff at the Reference Desk. The library reserves the right to ask anyone to leave the building if he/she is using a cell phone in a prohibited area or disturbing others in any area of the library.