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Carrel Use Policy

Quick Link: Carrel Application

Carrels are available at Strozier Library and Dirac Science Library for FSU faculty and graduate students who are using library materials for research and/or writing.  Due to limited space, carrels are available for two semesters on a first-come, first-served basis to the following groups with validated FSU identification:Full-time FSU faculty on sabbatical or working on a writing or research project.

  • Enrolled Ph.D. students conducting writing and research with their major professor’s approval and signature.
  • Enrolled Masters students conducting writing and research with the approval and signature of their major professor may be considered, if carrels are available.
  • A limited number of carrels are available for visiting scholars with documentation about their status and need for a carrel from an academic department.
  • At Dirac Science Library, priority will be given to students using Dirac Science materials.  Renewals and extensions will be considered on an individual basis.

Carrel assignments are limited to two semesters.   Applications for renewal will be considered on an individual basis, if carrels are available. 
A limited number of carrels are also available to faculty and graduate students for short-term check out and don’t require the signature of a major professor.

Carrel applications for Strozier Library may be turned in to the Scholars Commons Office (Room 0027) and for Dirac Science Library at the Dirac service desk Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 5:00pm. 
As a courtesy to library patrons and as a protection of library resources and services, the following regulations have been established:

  1. Any library materials left in the carrel must be checked out.
  2. Furniture from other locations in the library should not be moved to the carrel.
  3. Items should not be attached to the walls or windows.
  4. Only the individual assigned to the carrel is permitted to use the carrel.
  5. Carrels are quiet study areas intended for use in research or writing and are not intended to serve as an office.
  6. Carrel users are responsible for being aware of the library’s hours and vacating their carrel prior to the library’s closing.
  7. Carrel keys are checked out to the carrel user and must be returned by the due date in order to avoid accruing fines.
  8. The carrel user is responsible for the carrel key.  He or she must immediately file a report with the FSU Police for a lost or stolen key and give the police report to the carrel coordinator.  The carrel coordinator will request that the FSU Key Shop reissue a key and will notify the carrel user when the key is ready.   The user may be required to pay the replacement cost of the key.  If a carrel user fails to replace a lost or stolen key the library may request that the university withhold all official records.

A pattern of violations of these regulations may result in forfeiture of the carrel.  Carrels may be regularly inspected and are subject to being checked at any time.  Leaving personal property in carrels is discouraged and will be at owner’s risk.  The University Libraries are not Responsible for personal property left in the carrels.


Latest Revision: 
May, 2014
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