CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: The library is closed effective Tuesday, March 24th. Continuing services will include: access to online materials; reference, class or research consultations; and assistance with securing expanded online access to curriculum-based and/or research materials. For more information see the Georgetown Libraries COVID-19 Updates and Resources page.
Carrels are designed to facilitate research and provide a quiet atmosphere for study. Due to the limited number of carrels available, graduate carrels are only available to Main Campus doctoral students who have completed all coursework, passed all comprehensive exams and are registered for thesis research.
Please submit a completed Graduate Carrel Application Form. Graduate students who qualify will be assigned a carrel when space is available. In the event that your key is lost, you will be charged a $100 replacement fee for the cost of creating a new key. Carrels are renewed at the end of Spring semester. Instructions will be emailed in advance of the renewal period. If a carrel is not renewed by the due date and the key is not returned, then the carrel assignment will be forfeit and all personal items will be sent to the Lost & Found.
Two graduate students can be assigned to each carrel. If two are assigned to a carrel, each graduate student may use half of the bookshelf and half of the bulletin board space. Only one person is allowed in the carrel at a time. It is the responsibility of carrel partners to determine the use of assigned time slots.
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 similar equipment are prohibited.
You may keep library materials in your carrel if they are properly checked out. Any non-circulating library materials (periodicals, reference materials, newspapers, etc.) or library materials that have not been checked out will be removed. 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.