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Carrel/ Shelf Application

For All Ph. D. Students and M.A./Th. M Student With Approved Thesis

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Reserved study carrels are available for all eligible PhD students and M.A./Th.M students with approved thesis. They will be assigned by a Library Services Supervisor and are available on a first-come first-served basis. Students with study carrels will also be provided additional shelving for their books. 

We can also provide up to two shelves for students who do not need carrels but would like to have storage space.

Carrel and Shelf Policies


  • Carrels and shelves are loaned "as is" on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Carrels and shelves are assigned by the library. The library cannot accommodate requests for specific carrels or shelves.
  • The library is not responsible for any lost or missing items, including personal desk chairs.
  • Library books on carrels and shelves must be checked out.
  • All reference books and journals must be returned to a reshelving cart daily. 
  • Only covered drinks are permitted. Food is allowed only in the cafe area near the front of the library.
  • All belongings must be stored on shelves or carrels in a way that does not obstruct walkways at all. Nothing can stick out beyond the edge of the shelf or carrel. Likewise, belongings must not be kept on the floor. This is so that all our patrons are freely able to access library resources, so that our Library Services staff is able to maneuver book carts through the area, and so that custodial staff is able to clean the floor.
  • Students may not make modifications to the carrel space to create additional privacy by affixing items to the carrels.
  • Carrels are for personal use only and are not to be “loaned” to other patrons for use.

Violations of these policies may result in the loss of carrel or shelf privileges. These policies will be reviewed periodically for needed revisions.

Application for Study Carrels or Storage Shelves