Silent Study Space
The Neil Hellman Library devotes its Third Floor to silent study. There is a combination of study carrels and tables/chairs on this floor. In addition, you will find six Individual Study Rooms (keys are available at the Main Desk on the First Floor).
If you are on the Third Floor, please respect the desires of your fellow students by turning off the sound on any electronic devices and refraining from having conversations. (The hallways, and any other floor are fine, though.)
Libraries have changed over the years. Other areas of the library, particularly the main level, tend to be a bit noisy. Students work in groups, have conversations among themselves and with library staff. But we understand that some students need quiet study -- that's why we continue to dedicate the Third Floor for those needing a quiet work and study environment.
If there is conversation or other noise (whispering included) bothering you on the third floor, please let us know by texting the reference librarian at 518-336-5277. Let us know the area of the third floor that this is occurring, and we'll be up to check as soon as we can.