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Study Carrels

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 for use by one person at a time.

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.


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