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Shhhh....uffle! University librarians are creating spotify playlists ending the days of silent study / Daily Mail

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University librarians are creating Spotify playlists to help pupils focus while studying – an about-turn after years of telling students to ‘be quiet'. Oxford, Newcastle and Liverpool universities are just some of the many institutions throughout the UK which are now encouraging students to listen to music on their headphones to improve focus. However, eight years ago, Spotify was banned at Oxford, as there were concerns that having scores of students using the internet at the same time would slow down others' access to online research, according to The Times. For about two years, though, the Sainsbury Library has been offering playlists to replicate ‘library ambience' with the likes of Max Richter and Ólafur Arnalds providing contemporary classical experimental music to ‘help you focus in the library'.