Noise in academic libraries has been a consistent concern of library staff and library users. This concern has intensified as libraries have emphasized their role in supporting student learning, including learning that occurs in a busy, collaborative environment. Studies of acceptable library noise levels have traditionally been conducted in areas where quiet was expected. This study adds to the literature by studying ideal noise levels for a busy, collaborative study space: the library learning commons.
Taylor & Francis
Journal of Access Services
access services, space management, noise, learning commons, library as place, bias
Pierard, Cindy and Olivia Baca. "Finding the Sonic Sweet Spot: Implementing a Noise Management Program in a Library Learning Commons." Journal of Access Services (2019): 1-26. doi:10.1080/15367967.2019.1649985.
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