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Research Carrels

Student Regulations for the Use of Research Carrels

Application and Selection

  • Research carrels are intended for students required to complete a major research, seminar, capstone or independent study project as part of a university course.
  • Interested students must complete an application to be eligible to be assigned a carrel.
  • Priority will be determined on the basis of project requirements, the potential use of library physical materials, and the order in which applications are submitted. Not every applicant may be granted a carrel.
  • Assignment of a research carrel is for one semester only.

Regulations for Research Carrel Use

  • Research carrels are to be used only by the person to whom it is assigned. No one else may occupy the carrel at any time.
  • Library materials kept in a research carrel must be properly checked out at the Service Desk. Reference books and periodicals may not be kept in the carrel.
  • The library’s food and drink policy applies to the use of food and drink in the research carrel.
  • Personal materials may be kept in the research carrel, but library staff is not responsible for any personal items in the carrel.
  • The window in the door must be kept free of obstructions at all times.
  • The user of the research carrel is responsible for the room key. It should not be loaned out to anyone. Replacement costs will be charged for lost keys.
  • Any damage to the research carrel shall be the responsibility of the occupant at the time the damage occurs.

Failure to abide by these regulations will result in the immediate forfeiture of the privilege to use the carrel.

Research Carrel Application / Re-Application Form