Lied Library is so busy. Isn't there any place where I can find a quiet place to study?
Answered By: Stormye Hendrix
Last Updated: Jan 23, 2020

Yes!

Libraries today are dynamic places. They also serve as places of retreat and reflection. UNLV University Libraries attempt to balance these needs through use of a “zoned” noise model with different noise level expectations - with some areas allowing group/collaborative study and other areas designated for quiet study.

Quiet Study: Extended study (1st), Books stacks (3rd & 4th), Glass enclosed reading rooms above atrium (3rd & 4th)

  • Ideal for individual study
  • Includes "quiet computing" areas.
  • No groups or on-going discussion
  • Occasional, quiet conversation only
  • Phones must be switched to silent at all times

Open Study:  Media viewing (1st), Computers (1st & 2nd), Charging Counters/Booths (2nd), Leisure Area (2nd), Unenclosed areas (3rd & 4th)

  • Suitable for individual or small group study
  • Includes open computing and media viewing areas
  • Conversation at levels appropriate for an academic environment

Collaborative Study: Booths (1st), Group Study (2nd), Overlook (5th)

  • Designed with furniture and tools for collaborative group work
  • Active areas, not ideal for individual, reflective study
  • Conversation at levels appropriate for an academic environment

Group Rooms & Alcoves:  Available across all floors

  • Intended exclusively for group work
  • Reservations for 1st floor Group Rooms
  • Individuals/pairs will be asked to relocate in favor of a group
  • Conversation at levels appropriate for an academic environment
  • Rooms are not soundproof!