Alderman Library Carrel Policies
Apply for a Carrel
To apply for an Alderman study carrel, contact Stephanie Hunter.
General Use Policies
- Graduate students in good standing are eligible to apply for Alderman carrels.
- Carrels are assigned for an academic year.
- Some carrels have two people assigned to them, so they must be kept neat.
- Food should not be stored in carrels. Food will be disposed of if found.
- Problems with the carrel (burned out light, broken drawer lock, the carrel needs cleaning, etc.) please contact Stephanie Hunter.
- Carrels can be renewed each year as long as the owner is a graduate student in good standing.
- Owners will be contacted near the end of each academic year with a renewal reminder.
- If an owner is not using the carrel, allow it to be reassigned since there is usually a waiting list.
- Failure to renew carrel assignments may result in loss of carrel privileges and check-in of any Library materials left on the carrel.
- Notify the Circulation Desk of address changes to ensure receipt of all correspondence regarding Library matters, including carrel renewal deadlines.
- Carrel keys must be returned immediately at the conclusion of carrel assignment.
- There is a $10 charge for nonreturned or lost carrel keys. Bills will be referred to Student Financial Services.
- All books and periodicals kept in carrels must be checked out to the owner.
- Carrel owners should inform Library staff that a book will be put in a carrel at the time of checkout.
- Books checked out to carrels are not desensitized, and a carrel slip will be placed in each book.
- Books without carrel slips may be removed and reshelved by Library staff, so the carrel slips should be visible.
- Keeping uncharged material in carrels may lead to revocation of carrel privileges.
- Do not keep carrel slips. Return carrel slips when returning books.
- Carrel owners should stop at the Circulation Desk when taking a carrel book out of the Library so it can be desensitized and the circulation record checked. The carrel slip will be removed at this time.
- Books are left in carrels at the owner’s risk. The Library does not assume responsibility for personal materials or books left in carrels.