Why Every Library Needs a Wifi-Free Zone

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What does KitKat and Harvard’s Library Test Kitchen have in common? The idea that we need wifi-free zones, or wifi coldspots:

You can tell by KitKat’s ad above that they already think of the library as a wifi-free zone (silly KitKat people). I think this is a great idea. Here’s why:

A wifi-free zone can reduce distractions for students who are trying to study.
A wifi-free zone can act as a mini-sanctuary in a world of networking noise.
A wifi-free zone surrounded by books is an invitation to read.
A wifi-free zone can inspire social interactions between people (not devices).

I think every library should have two wifi-free zones – one for quiet activities and one for inter-activities between people. Maybe KitKat was on to something in their ad!

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