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McKeldin Library Study Carrels

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Announcement: 

None of the upper floor individual study carrels are available at this time. The only available appointments are for McKeldin 1st floor open spaces M-F 10am-4pm:

More info is at on the Visiting McKeldin During the Pandemic Page

If you are just looking for a quiet space to study. In addition to the 1st floor of McKeldin Library, check out this list of over 70 indoor and outdoor campus study spaces - most of which do not require a reservation.

Thank you very much for your patience. We are eager to return to our normal service and will do so as soon as we can.


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, 6th, and 7th 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.

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, 6th, and 7th floors, 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.
  • The Libraries are not responsible for items left in or stolen from carrels.

Questions about study carrels? Contact us.