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Graduate Study Room 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 rooms at any time for violations of these policies. The room assignment is a privilege. Rooms 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 room users by following these policies:

  1. Room use is limited to one occupant only
  2. Food and tobacco products are not allowed in rooms.
  3. Disruptive noise and/or loud talking are not allowed in rooms.
  4. Cell phone use is restricted to texting only.
  5. Windows, including door windows, of each room may not be covered up in any way.
  6. Library materials must be checked out before being kept in a room. Non-circulating materials may not be kept in the rooms overnight. Failure to comply will result in loss of room.
  7. Room occupants must respond to all closing/evacuation announcements and requests.
  8. The Library assumes no responsibility for any personal items left in the rooms. Occupants are responsible for locking their doors.
  9. Rooms may not be sub-assigned to any party by the current occupant.
  10. Rooms 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. Room 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. Room 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 rooms at all times. room 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 room 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.