Campus News — 29 August 2014
Quiet Floor

Two Murray State University students enjoy working in a private study room located on Waterfield Library’s newly remodeled and designated “Quiet Study Floor” on the second level of the facility.
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MURRAY, Ky. — Waterfield Library at Murray State University has responded to the need students have for a special designated “quiet” area in the library for study. A refurbishing of the second level has turned it into a “Quiet Study Floor.” The renovation included new flooring, furniture and shelving, and the addition of individual rooms that students may reserve for use for up to four hours for private study.

The “Quiet Study Floor” had its official grand opening on Wednesday night. Attendees included MSU President Bob Davies, administrators, faculty, staff and students.

“The number one service students request of the University Libraries is for study rooms, which we have had none of until now,” said Dr. Adam Murray, dean of libraries at MSU. “The newly remodeled Quiet Study Floor in Waterfield Library provides students a place where they can study away from the distractions they may have in other locations on campus or even on the other floors of Waterfield Library. In addition, the new study rooms will provide even better spaces for students to focus, fostering student academic engagement.”

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