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McKeldin Library Study Carrels

NOTE: Our study carrel policies are changing! We will not assign new carrels for the Summer 2014 sessions while we implement the changes. Information below reflects new policies, effective June 2, 2014, and will be updated as needed.

McKeldin Library has a number of individual study rooms, known as study carrels, on the 3rd, 4th, 6th and 7th floors.

3rd Floor study carrels are open to all library users on a first-come, first-served basis. These rooms cannot be reserved.

4th Floor study carrels are open to all University of Maryland-affiliated library users for 4- or 8-hour reservations. You may reserve a study carrel on these floors by using our online system. Rooms may be reserved from two hours to one week in advance.

6th and 7th Floor study carrels are reserved for faculty and PhD students in candidacy for a full semester at a time. Faculty and PhD students in candidacy may request a study carrel on this floor by completing our online application. [A link to the application will be available in early August, when we start taking reservations for the fall semester.]

The following rules apply for all study carrels in McKeldin Library:

  • Carrels are for quiet individual study only. They are not to be used for group study, meetings, office hours, or sleeping.
  • On the 4th floor, carrel users with reservations take priority. You must cede your carrel upon request to a user who has a reservation.
  • Users arriving ten or more minutes past their reservation time will forfeit their reservation.
  • Carrels are not sound-proof. Audio devices without earphones are not permitted. Cell phone conversations must be kept brief and quiet.
  • Do not cover or block door windows. External windows must remain closed and locked.
  • Violation of these policies may result in the loss of carrel privileges.
  • Additional policies governing 7th floor carrels are available here. [PDF]

Questions about study carrels? Contact us.