Volume 96, Issue 78
Tuesday, February 18, 2003

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Club D.B. Weldon

To the Editor:

Please let me know if this is too much to ask of my fellow students at this great academic institution. Since September, every time I am at D.B. Weldon Library, I have fought this inner anger that just wants to yell out two very ignorant words in our English language.

Last time I checked, the D.B. Weldon building on campus is a library, not a club or some other social hangout. Apparently I was wrong: the constant and ignorant ringing of cell phones, giggling, discmans at full volume and blatantly loud conversations that go on for lengthy periods of time are just a few examples [of the noise students put up with].

I think one of my favourite experiences has been when I politely ask someone to shut up and they look at me like I have two heads or something; as if to point out the obvious oxymoron of a quiet library.

As a common courtesy to people who are actually studying or doing work at the library (imagine that), it would be nice if you could adopt a few basic policies:

1) Turn your damn cell phone off – if you are in the library for the right reasons you do not need your phone attached to your head like it is a vital and working component of your body.

2) Leave the library for your break(s) – we all need a break, but that is what places like Quotes, Centre Spot and the Spoke are on campus for.

3) Finally, don't get mad when someone asks you to be quiet. They have the right to expect that when they walk into a library.

Jane Whalen
Honours History II

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