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Study Carrels


KSL offers graduate student study carrels via an annual lottery, held each mid- September after the Labor Day holiday. We notify the carrel assignees by email after the lottery drawing, and winners get to choose carrels for that academic year. If you win a carrel in the lottery, we check out the keys  to your library account, and they are due back at the end of the July session the next summer. You can keep a carrel for one academic year, and everyone reapplies each year for a new chance in the lottery.

Carrels are a great place to work quietly, store books that are checked out, and to gather personal items and working papers in one place. Carrels are available on the main floor and the third floor in a variety of spaces, including near the journal and book collections.

Carrel Details:

  • On main floor near the journal shelving along East Blvd.
  • On 3rd floor in Quiet Reading Room & perimeter of  book shelving along East Blvd.
  • Two locking upper bins provide storage space for your materials
  • Task light mounted under the upper bins illuminates the 46"x28" desk space
  • Electrical outlets in recessed ports save desktop space while saving your batteries
  • Photocopiers are conveniently nearby
  • Wireless access is available throughout the library, and is most effective in open areas

Apply for a Graduate Student Study Carrel

Read more  details about your eligibililty, requirements, and policies. The September lottery usually results in a waiting list but carrels are often returned and reassigned throughout the year, so if you miss the September lottery, there are opportunities throughout the year!

Faculty Carrel Program

Read more about faculty carrels options in a program with the College of Arts and Sciences.

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