Western Libraries Learning and Food Zones*
Learning Zones: allow you to choose the best study area for your needs, while minimizing disturbance to others.
|Silence - no talking; cell phones set to vibrate, music with headphones||Silent area for concentration - studying, problem solving, and other complex work||Noise is not tolerated|
|Quiet group study in small groups; cell phones set to vibrate, music with headphones||Work productively in the presence of others with some noise and distraction||Low-volume conversation is fine, but no loud noise, music, socializing, or rowdiness|
|Interact with friends and classmates; cell phone use, music with headphones||Socialize with minimal disturbance or disruption to others who are working||Talking is fine, but no loud noise or rowdiness|
Food Zones: protect valuable library collections.
|Consumption of food and lidded drinks permitted||Provides an area for eating while studying||Eating is fine, but please tidy up when you're done|
|Consumption of food not permitted; lidded beverages only||Provides a clean environment for research and study||Zero tolerance for food; please dispose of your lidded beverages appropriately|
|The consumption of food and beverages not permitted||Provides a clean environment for research and study; protects the collection||Zero tolerance for food and beverages|
We also encourage the use of scent-free products as per Western's Scent Aware Guidelines.
*Based on the Zone System created at University of Toronto Mississauga