Stapleton Library carrels are intended to provide relatively secure, semi-private space for doctoral students for individual study; and for faculty, staff and administrators who are working on dissertations.
The priority list for assignments is as follows:
Applications will be accepted by filling out the Locked Carrel Application Form. The form must be typed and signed by you and your advisor or dissertation chair. Your completed form must be submitted 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 email and will be assigned a carrel when one becomes available.
Anyone applying after the initial fall lottery may submit a completed form to a supervisor at the Circulation Desk, and a carrel will be assigned when one becomes available.
You will receive an email notification if you are awarded a carrel; you will have two weeks to claim the carrel. Visit the Circulation Desk (with your I-Card) on the first floor of Stapleton Library between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to find out which carrel has been awarded and to obtain the key.
If you are not awarded a carrel, but qualify for one, you will be placed on a waiting list and notified when a carrel 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 no later than end of the Summer Session II, before 3:00 p.m.
A refundable $20 (cash only) key deposit is required before we can issue a key to the carrel. The key must be returned no later than the end of Summer Session II to receive a refund; you must pick up your refund 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