ANY NCF or USF S-M student can request a study carrel.

Any NCF or USF S-M student can request a STUDENT LIBRARY CARREL.  Study carrels are assigned in the order received, except for “study-buddy” applicants – those who opt to share a study carrel.  If you opt to share your study carrel with another NCF or USF S-M student, ”a study buddy”, you will go to the head of the line, receiving priority consideration.

Applications are accepted at the beginning of Fall Semester and are assigned randomly on a first-come, first-served basis. Application information will be disseminated via email by the Library Administration Office. Again, priority goes to carrel-sharing applicants. Because carrels are at a premium, we ask that you not request a carrel unless you fully intend to use it. For more information please contact

 All Carrels have been assigned for this academic year. If you would still like to apply, you will be added to the waiting list.

Jane Bancroft Cook Library Student Carrel Acceptable Use Policy 2016-2017

If I do not comply with all aspects of this policy and all applicable laws and institutional policies, I understand that I will lose my carrel privileges, in addition to other applicable consequences:

  • I am responsible for personal items left in my carrel and will not leave valuables, such as computers, phones, wallets, or personally significant items unattended in my carrel.
  • I will not have items in my carrel that may create a safety hazard or set up and use items in a way that may create a safety hazard to library users or staff. I understand that library staff will determine whether a safety hazard exists and that such items will be removed from my carrel.
  • I will keep my carrel in clean, sanitary condition, as determined by library and/or NCF staff.
  • I will check out all circulating Cook Library items, including reserves and equipment or accessories that I keep in my carrel. Items that are not checked out will be re-shelved.
  • I will renew and keep current Cook Library items, including reserves and equipment or accessories, and Interlibrary Loan items that I have checked out. Overdue items will be removed and returned.
  • I will return any non-circulating Cook Library items that I have used in my carrel to a re-shelving cart or to the library desk at the end of the same day. Non-circulating items that are not returned at the end of the day will be re-shelved.
  • I understand that if I am emailed to determine whether I am still using my carrel and I do not respond, my carrel may be reassigned.

Please use extreme care with food and uncovered drinks in the carrels. Moving, damaging, renumbering, defacing, or otherwise changing carrels may result in having carrel privileges revoked.  Failure to check out library materials placed in the carrel or to follow due dates for library or Inter-Library Loan materials may result in the loss of  carrel privileges as well as other penalties. Please return all non-circulating materials such as theses and periodicals to a book truck for re-shelving when you leave your carrel and the library.