I think most people respect the Quiet zones but now that the new school year begins, the amount of loudly vibrating phones (text messages) on hard surfaces is bordering on ridiculous.
For instance, on the 4th floor reading room in the Reg (when at moderate capacity) a BUZZ chirps every few seconds at an annoyingly irregular interval (I'm not kidding).
Can the signs be amended to suggest courtesy when people put their phones on vibrate? (For instance, not putting them on hard surfaces like desks that reverberate the noise tenfold or turning the vibrate feature off).
The Suggestions Office admits to having one of those phones -- even in "quiet mode," our phone still sounds lik e an angry insect. We will pass this comment along to our colleagues who design and print the Quiet Zone signs, although we might wait until we have more changes to trigger a reprinting.
In the meantime, we encourage readers to turn their phones completely off when in the Library. Not only will you help your fellow readers, you'll probably be less distracted from your own studies.