Closed Carrels

There are 22 private-closed carrels and six (6) closed-shared carrels for 19 users available for checkout to doctoral students. They’re renewable every semester for up to five (5) years. Click here to apply for a closed carrel.  You may also pick up a form at the main Circulation desk. Carrels are assigned to doctoral students after a consultation with the PhD Offices for each College according to program seniority.
Students are expected to vacate the carrels, notify the library staff in charge, and return the key when their term is due, latest last day of the semester. The carrels are located in the lower, main, and upper levels of the library building.


All carrels must be renewed each semester. The deadline for renewal is the third day of the new semester. Notices will be left at each carrel two weeks before the end of the semester. Failure to renew the carrel will result in the loss of the carrel, no exceptions. 

Application Procedure

  • Make your study carrel application online.
  • You will be notified via email when your carrel has been approved
  • After approval, go to the Multimedia Center, check out your carrel, and collect the key authorization card.
  • Contact Terry Robertson at 269-471-3269 for more information.


Shared carrels do not need an application.  They are allocated on first-come-first-served basis.

View Closed Study Carrels Policies.