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McKeldin Library Study Carrels

Renewals and New Applications for Fall 2014 are now available! See below for details.

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 these floors by completing our online application. Carrels are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Submit a new application for Fall 2014: -- Please note that all carrels have been assigned for the Fall 2014 semester. Completing the application will place you on the wait list. Library staff will notify you if/when a carrel becomes available.

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 6th and 7th floor carrels are available here. [PDF]

Questions about study carrels? Contact us.