Stapleton Library carrels are intended to provide relatively secure, semi-private space for doctoral students, faculty, or administrators actively involved in research requiring the use of Stapleton Library and its resources.
The priority list for assignments is as follows:
Applications will be accepted by filing out the online form (typed and signed), and submitting it to the Circulation
desk before Friday of the first week of the fall semester. A random lottery, drawn from the applications on file, will take place shortly thereafter. Applicants not receiving a carrel assignment will be notified via e-mail. Anyone applying after the
initial Fall Random Lottery may submit a completed form to a supervisor at the Circulation Desk, and a carrel will be assigned when one becomes available.
Carrels assigned for the academic year may be used during both semesters plus the summer terms, if needed. In the case of summer term requests, assignments will be made for the entire summer, or a portion thereof, when carrels are available. Applicants
receiving a single semester assignment must vacate the carrel by the day after final exams conclude for that semester. All carrel occupants must vacate by the end of the second summer session.
A refundable $20 (cash only) key deposit is required before a key is issued. The key must be returned no later than the end of Summer Session II to receive a refund. Your refund must be picked up when the key is returned. If the carrel key is
lost, the $20 fee is not refunded, and the occupant must pay an additional deposit of $20 for a new key to be issued. There will be no refunds for recovered keys after a new key has been issued.
As part of IUP’s work to limit the spread of COVID-19, all physical facilities of the IUP Libraries are closed at this time. Information about virtual library services and student access to computers is available at IUP Libraries During Coronavirus.
Exceptions to normal hours