The UFV libraries (Abbotsford and Chilliwack) are shared spaces that strive to accommodate diverse studying needs and maintain a respectful environment for all library users. This policy is intended to inform all library users of appropriate use and noise levels and the consequences of non-compliance. All users (including students, staff, faculty, and community users) are subject to this noise policy.
In order to facilitate the different needs of library users, the libraries have established zones for quiet conversation and for silent study. This policy outlines the behavioural expectations of library users working in these two zones. Please note that we may not able to control ambient noise from outside the library or zone.
Specific study zones are designated as follows:
Silent Study Zones
Quiet Conversation Zones
Consequences of Non-compliance
When necessary, library staff will remind library users of the noise policy. Library users being disturbed by noise are encouraged to ask library staff to intervene. Those users who do not comply with the noise policy after being warned will be asked to leave the library premise.
In the event of repeated disruptive behavior, proceedings will be followed as outlined in the UFV Library Conduct Policy.