Noise Policy

Flinders University Library provides an environment that is conducive to study and welcoming to all users. Colour-coded signs indicate the levels of noise acceptable across different areas of the library.

RED Silent Area

For people who wish to work with no noise or disturbance
  • No conversation or group work
  • Mobile phones must be turned off
  • No noise from headphones, websites, audio devices
  • No eating

YELLOW QuietArea

For people who wish to work with minimal noise or disturbance
  • Quiet conversation
  • Text use only of mobile phones (no tones)
  • No noise from headphones, websites, audio devices

GREEN Group Area

For people who wish to study in small groups or meet with others
  • Moderate conversation levels
  • Limited mobile phone use at a noise level considerate of others
  • Minimal noise from headphones, websites, audio devices

Library users are expected to be respectful of others by selecting an area that best fits their study needs.

The library may alter the colour coding (and thus the acceptable noise level) of an area to accommodate particular events. Such changes will be clearly signed.

If a user is experiencing excessive noise in a designated area, he or she is encouraged to report the disturbance to the nearest Information Desk.

Library staff and Flinders Security will ask disruptive or noisy patrons to move to a different area of the library, or to leave the building altogether.

Review date, January 2012.