Usage of cell phones in libraries

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#1 Posted by Zensword (4508 posts) -

Do you think the use of cell phones in libraries should be banned ?

Someone argues that talking on the cell phones in libraries is not unlike talking to your friends in libraries, and if it's not prohibited then use of cell phone should be allowed too.

Personanlly, I never ever use cell phone in libraries (simply because I don't have one :) ) but I'm extremely annoyed when somebody talks on cell phones in libraries. Normally I'm polite and sensitive guy, I ignore them or tell them to stop gently and politely, but sometimes I call someone names if I see him/her talking on cell phones especially if he/she ignore my request.

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#2 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

Depends on what floor you are, and if you can talk quietly. Some libraries have designated study/quiet floors, so you shouldn't use your cell phone there. But in general, as long as you can do it quietly and without bothering others, it's not a big deal

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#3 Edited by foxhound_fox (97010 posts) -

I think it matters more whether or not the person is having an obnoxiously loud conversation with the person on the other end as if they were talking across the entire library.

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#4 Edited by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

I think people need to realize they shouldn't be a nuisance to other.

I can understand a child calling his mother saying "Hi mom, I'm off from school. I'll wait for you in a library", a quick 60 second conversation. But...., talking louding, or for long periods I feel shouldn't be allowed. Surprises me grown adults need "rules" for basic manners.

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#5 Posted by lamprey263 (35024 posts) -

once a librarian chewed me out for checking my voice mail in the library, not that I was talking or anything but you might of guessed I was judging from the way they freaked out about it

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#6 Edited by Gaming-Planet (19129 posts) -

People talk on the phone in libraries? I see everyone texting these days and using calls for emergencies or if something is urgent.

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#7 Edited by Master_Live (18821 posts) -

It better be short or you are going to hear from me.

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#8 Posted by Master_Live (18821 posts) -

And by that I mean shhhhhh-ing you and calling the librarian so he/she can inform you about the rules of decorum.

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#9 Edited by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

go away with banning garbage.

its called not being rude

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#10 Posted by luke1889 (14617 posts) -

People can text all they like, just not make calls in communal areas. There should be dedicated rooms for people to take calls.

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#11 Edited by JuanGrande386 (1115 posts) -

I work at a library and its annoying as fuuuuuuuu... when someones phone starts ringing and they start talking on it. We seriously facepalm because people will be sitting right by the "No Cellphone" sign and theyll be like "AWW YEAH IM DOWN AT DA LIBARY ON DA COMPUTER!" Then theyll actually get mad when I tell them to go outside or stop talking. Then theres the people who sit at the computers or in the sitting area for hours and not put their phone on vibrate and I have to listen to their stupid ass notification sounds over and over. ITS A LIBRARY, NOONE WANTS TO HEAR YOUR "IMPORTANT" CONVERSATIONS!

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#12 Posted by Kenocratic (123 posts) -

I'd always put my cell phone on vibrate and never talk on it in a library. I'd go outside first. And speaking of the vibrate you can still hear it and it's creepy sounding even though it's not loud. Maybe there's a vibrate mode on some cell that's really faint so you almost can't hear any of it. Haven't researched that yet.

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#13 Posted by TheFlush (5912 posts) -

Who still goes to a library these days?!