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Study Carrel Policies
West has 58 graduate study carrels that contain a desk, chair, shelving, and
wireless internet access. Assignments are made by the Library West Circulation
Coordinator. Priority is given to currently enrolled graduate students with
Social Sciences and Humanities majors completing their doctoral dissertations
and masters theses. Graduate students with physical access disabilities will
be given special consideration. A waiting list is maintained so that carrels
that are relinquished during the year may be reassigned. The assignment period
ends on the last day of the Summer C semester. Renewal of graduate study carrels
is not automatic and reassignment is not guaranteed. Graduate students must
re-apply before each Fall semester.
students submit a Graduate
Study Carrel Application Form online prior to the first week of
Fall classes. This form is only for the carrels in Library West. Please
inquire at the Circulation Desk of other libraries for their carrel
West Circulation Coordinator maintains the database of applicants and
makes assignments after drop/add in the Fall.
students are notified via email when assignments have been made. The key
must be picked up in person at the Library West Circulation Desk and signed
out by the assignee. An assignee with a disability may send instructions
to release the key to a registered proxy.
- All personal
books, papers, and other belongings must be removed and the key returned to
the Library West Circulation Desk no later than the last day of the Summer
study carrels are available for use during all hours Library West is
should not leave valuables or personal belongings that may be stolen
or damaged; the security of the study carrel cannot be guaranteed.
- Drinks in
covered containers are acceptable. Assignee is responsible for keeping trash
empty; housekeeping staff do not enter carrels to remove trash or to clean
surfaces of carpet.
carrels are not soundproof. Please be considerate of other library users.
- Library furniture
from other locations may not be moved into study carrels.
- Library materials
kept in carrels must be checked out to the graduate student. Library staff
regularly monitor study carrels and will remove any library materials not
properly checked out. Library materials located in study carrels are subject
to overdue notices, recalls, and other library policies.
that pose fire hazards – heaters, coffee pots, etc. – are
security, keys may not be duplicated. There is a $35.00 replacement
charge for lost keys.
should be turned off and doors securely locked when leaving the study
privileges will be blocked if the key is not returned by the last day
of the Summer C semester. There is a non-refundable $35.00 replacement
charge if the key is not returned after notification of expiration.
- Names of assignees
are confidential and will not be released without a court order.
violations of guidelines may result in revocation of the study carrel.