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Gordon B. Olson Library

Assigned Study Carrels

   A:  POLICY FOR THE ASSIGNMENT OF STUDY CARRELS

1.         Carrels are assigned to those individual faculty and graduate students with a research and/or writing interest which requires continuing and intensive use of library resources.
2.         Assignment of carrels will be based on need.
3.         Applications for carrels for faculty must be made in writing to the library director.  Application forms will be made available at the office of the director.  Graduate students should contact the Graduate School Office for application forms.
4.         Assignment of carrels may not exceed one semester or summer term.
5.         A carrel holder may apply for renewal at the end of his/her assigned period, but he/she will have no priority over other applicants.
6.         Carrels will be for research and scholarship only and will not provide office or conference space as such.
7.         Carrel holders may not sublease the space assigned to them.
8.         It is the responsibility of the faculty member to notify the library director when the carrel assigned to him/her is no longer needed.
9.         Applicants approved for carrels will be notified by mail of their carrel assignment.  Instruction for picking up a key to the carrel will be enclosed with the notification letter.  There is a ten dollar charge for replacing lost keys.
10.       Carrels are not accessible when the library is closed.

    B.    REGULATION FOR THE USE OF STUDY CARRELS

1.         Carrels are expected to be used.  They will be monitored for use.  If insufficient use is made of the carrel, it will be reassigned.
2.         Food or drink is not allowed in the carrels.
3.         Furniture should be neither introduced nor removed from the carrels.
4.         Walls and doors must be kept free of nails, tape, or any other method of affixing objects.
5.         Telephone or personal messages will not be delivered to carrels.

    C.    CHARGING PROCEDURES FOR STUDY CARRELS

1.         Carrel holders are to abide by the same rules as all other library patrons in checking out materials.  In other words, carrel holders planning to use an item in a carrel for over two hours must check it out at the Circulation Desk.  This also means items which do not circulate (e.g. reference books, indexes) are not to be left in carrels.
2.         Carrels will be monitored by library personnel to ensure materials are properly charged.
3.         Library materials which are not checked out will be returned to the collection.

Here is a sample application for a carrel.

Questions regarding the use of carrels should be directed to Stephen Banister, Library Director. 

CONTACT PERSON:      
Stephen Banister
Library Director
858-3855