Graduate Student Services

Most Important Library Service for Graduate Students?

As a graduate student, what do you consider the most important library service?

Most Important Library Service for Graduate Students?
Electronic & print collections (books, articles, etc.): 6 votes (19.35%)
Quiet study space for individuals: 17 votes (54.84%)
Group study rooms: 1 votes (3.23%)
Research consultations with librarians: 4 votes (12.9%)
Computers, wifi & other technologies: 1 votes (3.23%)
Library hours (open early, close late): 1 votes (3.23%)
Interlibrary loan (getting materials from other libraries): 1 votes (3.23%)
Total Votes: 31

Noise & the Library Poll

In the New York Times article "Some, but Not All, Savor Silence in the Stacks", author Emily S. Rueb discusses and compiles opinions about whether a library should allow noise & conversations or if a quiet environment should be enforced. This article focuses on public libraries, but the same issue is debated in academic libraries.

Do you think the Newman Library has a noise problem?

Noise & the Library Poll
Yes. I often can't study because of others' conversations.: 36 votes (75%)
No. If there is noise, it doesn't bother me. If I need a quiet space, I can usually find one in the library.: 3 votes (6.25%)
Sometimes. The noise can get out of control when the library is busy.: 5 votes (10.42%)
None of the above. I think the problem is more of a space issue than a noise issue.: 4 votes (8.33%)
Total Votes: 48

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