Over the years Libraries have changed. Gone are the days of quiet whispering, and the image of the Librarian stern-faced, with a finger raised against their lips. The Library has become much more of a social, collaborative learning space, somewhere to track down resources, prepare for a presentation, conduct research, meet friends, work in small groups, share ideas, or type up an assignment.
At CPIT the Library has tried to accomodate the changing needs of students with group study rooms, quieter study areas on the second floor, the provision of collaborative computer workspace, and increased access to wifi for laptop use. But..with increased student numbers, and limited study space, finding somewhere for traditional quiet study is increasingly hard.
We have decided to designate L122the smaller of the three computer suites in the Library, as a quiet study zone.
There are three computer suites in the library. The Pod, L131 and L122. The POD has 24hour access, and L131 is designed as a teaching suite, but when it is not booked for classes it is available as a student computer suite. L122 is a smaller suite with 12 computers and a small study desk. This is considered a quiet study zone. Please respect the need to keep this room free from conversation, phone calls and collaborative study. Use one of the other suites if you need to talk.