Gorgas Study Carrel Policy

Carrels are intended to support research and academic work by University of Alabama faculty and graduate students. Due to the popularity of these rooms, the library has established reservation policies for their use.

Faculty/Graduate Student Carrels 4M

A selected number of carrels on 4M are available for semester by semester reservations.These carrels are available through an application process. Carrels may be shared by two faculty or graduate students.

Carrels may be occupied only during the hours the library is open. Occupant must exit the building at closing time. Windows and glass panels may not be covered.

Household appliances (i.e., coffee pots, electric heaters, toaster ovens, toasters) are not allowed in the carrels.

No additional furniture may be moved into the carrels.

Carrels should be left in clean condition, all trash and materials must be removed.

Failure to return the key at the end of the reservation to the Gorgas Library Circulation Desk located on second floor, will result in a non-refundable fine of $25. This applies to all users, including faculty.

If the carrel is in need of cleaning or maintenance, notify the Gorgas Library Circulation Desk immediately. The Library is not responsible for the loss or theft of personal property. If you leave the room unattended, you risk the loss of your possessions. Lost and Found items are deposited at the Circulation Services Desk in each Library.

All carrels are currently booked. The application will return when carrels are available.

Open Carrels 2M and 3

Carrels on 2M and 3 will be open for use on a first come, first serve basis.

Carrels may be occupied only during the hours the library is open. Occupant must exit the building at closing time.

Carrels are intended to be used by one individual per carrel.

If individuals are engaging in unacceptable and/or disruptive behavior as stated in the Libraries Code of Conduct, appropriate actions will be taken. Use of devices that may disturb others in adjacent carrels or in the open areas are not permitted.

Windows and glass panels may not be covered.

Household appliances (i.e., coffee pots, electric heaters, toaster ovens, toasters) are not allowed in the carrels.

No additional furniture may be moved into the carrels.

Carrels should be left in clean condition, all trash and materials must be removed.

If the carrel is in need of cleaning or maintenance, notify the Gorgas Library Circulation Desk immediately. The Library is not responsible for the loss or theft of personal property. If you leave the room unattended, you risk the loss of your possessions. Lost and Found items are deposited at the Circulation Services Desk in each Library.

Revised 8/16/2017; 1/17/18