NOTICE: The Library is continuing to work on the transition to a new and improved library management system. As the transition continues some functions and services will continue to operate at a limited capacity. Users can still check out and return items and search the catalog. Users will not be able to log in to their library accounts, request items online, or use self check-out machines. If you have questions please email or call (202) 687-7607. Thank you for your continued patience during this transition.

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Faculty Carrels

Carrels are designed to facilitate research and provide a quiet atmosphere for study. Due to their limited number, carrels are only available to Main Campus teaching faculty. A refundable $40.00 key deposit is also required.

Please submit a completed Faculty Carrel Application. A study carrel will be assigned when space is available. A $40.00 key deposit is required to cover the possible loss of a carrel key. In the event that your key is lost, the lock on the door will be changed and you will be required to make another deposit. Deposits are refunded when you turn in your carrel key.

Only Main Campus teaching faculty may obtain a Lauinger Library faculty carrel space. Medical and Law faculty, as well as visiting researchers and scholars, are ineligible. Library carrel privileges are nontransferable. Teaching and research assistants, visiting researchers, students, colleagues, friends or family members should not use your carrel.

Due to high demand and space limitations, faculty carrels may be shared by up to three faculty members. There are three time slots for each carrel: weekday mornings, weekday afternoons and weekday evenings/weekends. You are welcome to use the carrel during another time slot provided that you leave the carrel should the assigned partner wish to use it.

Library carrels are not soundproof. Any conversation in your carrel can be heard in surrounding carrels.

Please do not use your carrel as an office. Coffee pots, hot plates, electric heaters and other equipment of this nature are prohibited.

You may keep library materials in your carrel if they are properly checked out. Any noncirculating library materials (periodicals, reference materials, newspapers, etc.) or library materials that have not been checked out, will be removed if found in your library carrel.

The library is not responsible for the loss of personal materials or library materials charged out to you. For the safety of your materials and personal possessions, the carrel door should be locked at all times.