Individual, lockable scholar carrels, equipped with computers and located on the third and fourth floors of Bracken Library, may be requested by faculty members and doctoral and graduate students.
These guidelines describe the carrel allocation process. Please note that demand for carrel space in Bracken Library often exceeds the supply.
Assignment Based on Research Needs
Application and Assignment Information Carrels are assigned on a semester basis. Applications for scholar carrels must be submitted each semester. Generally, a person may not maintain a carrel for more than 3 semesters out of any 6 continuous semesters. Demand for scholar carrels is high and reassignments are not guaranteed.
Applications should be submitted no later than the week prior to the start of a semester. Applications received after the semester begins will be accepted, however, the chance of receiving a carrel is greatly diminished.
Carrel assignments for faculty and doctoral students will be made by the second week of the semester and applicants will be notified. In the event that a reapplication for a scholar carrel can not be granted, applicants will also be notified and belongings must be removed immediately.
Carrels will be assigned to individuals according to the following priorities:
Exceptions or Appeals Exceptions (or appeals) to these guidelines will be determined by the appropriate subcommittee designated by the Library Committee of the Academic Resources Committee.
Approved by Library Subcommittee Academic Resources Committee Academic Policies Council, University Senate October 31, 1989
Amended by Library Subcommittee
November 20, 1989; April 28, 1993
Revised November 30, 2004; January 13, 2006; January 3, 2007, June 23, 2008
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