Shhh! Exam study environment

When in the Library be aware of your noise levels and consider others who are focused on exam study. 

At this time, we receive more complaints that noise in the Library is affecting your ability to focus and increases stress. 

Excitement about the end of session and nervousness about exams can lead to excessive noise in the Library.

Your behaviour contributes to the atmosphere of the Library and being considerate and mindful creates a supportive study environment for all Western students.

We have various spaces for quiet, silent and shared study. These spaces are created to meet your study preferences and each have their own rules about acceptable noise levels.

  • Check the rules for each study space and ask Library staff if you have a question. 
  • Student group study rooms are not soundproof. Be aware that sound travels.
  • If you are experiencing issues with noise or inappropriate behaviour, please see Library or Security staff, or live chat with Online Librarian via the website.

The Library is here to support your study and wishes you the best for exam success.