University Libraries & Learning Sciences Faculty and Staff Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Summer 8-9-2019

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Publication Title

Journal of Access Services

ISSN

1536-7975

First Page

1

Last Page

26

DOI

10.1080/15367967.2019.1649985

Language (ISO)

English

Sponsorship

n/a

Keywords

access services, space management, noise, learning commons, library as place, bias

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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