Libraries Case study
National Institutes of Health Library
Founded in 1887, the National Institutes of Health Library (NIH) is the federal focal point for medical research in the United States—and one of the world’s foremost medical research centers.
A frequently used Training Room is located immediately adjacent to study tables, reference areas and carrels—which meant that whenever a conference or training session was in progress, the noise coming from the room disturbed patrons. Because ambient sound levels in the area were low (36 to 38 dBA), conversations could also be overheard, causing additional distractions—even when the Training Room door was closed.
The LogiSon® Acoustic Network was installed throughout the reference/study area. This raised the ambient sound levels to approximately 46 dBA. Now noises and conversations originating within the Training Room are less obtrusive to visitors.