Thomas G. Carpenter Library Policies

Carrel Use Policy
Policy #0008

Overview and Rules


Thomas G. Carpenter Library faculty and staff are authorized to enforce these usage policies. The Library reserves the right to inspect the carrels at any time for violations of these policies. The carrel assignment is a privilege. Carrels are intended for individual research purposes and for the use of currently-enrolled doctoral and graduate students only. Priority will go to doctoral students, then to thesis-writing graduate students, then to graduate students. Please respect other carrel users by following these policies:

  1. Carrel use is limited to one occupant only
  2. Food and tobacco products are not allowed in carrels.
  3. Disruptive noise and/or loud talking are not allowed in carrels.
  4. Cell phone use is restricted to texting only.
  5. Windows, including door windows, of each carrel may not be covered up in any way.
  6. Library materials must be checked out before being kept in a carrel. Non-circulating materials may not be kept in the carrels overnight. Failure to comply will result in loss of carrel.
  7. Carrel occupants must respond to all closing/evacuation announcements and requests.
  8. The Library assumes no responsibility for any personal items left in the carrels. Occupants are responsible for locking their doors.
  9. Carrels may not be sub-assigned to any party by the current occupant.
  10. Carrels may only be used by registered occupants and are not for group study. For group projects and discussion, groups should use designated group study rooms located on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors.
  11. Carrel occupants must notify the Library Administration Office about housekeeping items such as replacement light bulbs, Intellikey beeping four times due to low battery, etc.
  12. Carrel occupants are expected to respect all Library resources. Walls may not be marked on and tack or nail holes are prohibited.
  13. Only two chairs are permitted in carrels at all times. Carrel occupants are not permitted to bring in additional chairs or furniture.
  14. Failure to return Intellikey to the Library Administration office by the prescribed date will result in ineligibility for future carrel assignments.  The Dean of the Library may also place a hold on your student account, restricting library privileges, registration for classes, release of transcripts, etc.