We do not make any attempt to keep the Learning Commons side of the 2nd floor of Mills quiet, but you will usually find the Research Help side is quieter.
We would encourage you to choose the type of study space most conducive to your studying style. We are working on zoning various types of Study Space throughout our libraries. More information can be found at http://library.mcmaster.ca/study-space.
Like many other libraries in Ontario and elsewhere in Canada, we have created many new "group study" spaces since more and more of our users are working more collaboratively these days. We do realize there is a need for both Quiet and Silent study spaces as well, which we continue to work towards providing more of.
The library is currently undertaking several construction projects which have temporarily changed up some of our study spaces but we have a plan in place to re-define study space types for the fall.
Answered by: Anne Pottier (Associate University Librarian, Library Services)