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Study Carrels

There is a limited number of study carrels at Dupré Library for use by current University of Louisiana at Lafayette faculty and graduate students. Carrels are assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Those with questions regarding the study carrels should contact Elaine Harris at (337) 482-6472 or via email at elaine.harris@louisiana.edu.


Procedure

Carrels are assigned based on availability. Those on the wait list will be contacted when a carrel becomes available. There is a $2.00 deposit required to obtain a key to the carrel which can be paid by either cash or check at the Physical Plant in Parker Hall. This deposit will be refunded when the key is returned.

Faculty must renew their carrel at the end of each spring semester, whereas graduate students must renew on a semester-to-semester basis. Carrel occupants will be contacted via email during their renewal period. If the carrel occupant does not renew the carrel, their deposit is forfeited and the carrel is reassigned. Exceptions to this policy are made by the Dean of University Libraries only.

*** Information about group study rooms and individual study cubicles that are available to all UL Lafayette students***


Rules & Regulations

When a carrel is loaned, the occupant must review the following list of rules. A failure to abide by these rules can result in confiscation of the carrel, forfeiture of the key deposit, and fines for damage to library property.

  • Locked study carrels at Dupré Library are rented to Faculty and Graduate Students.
  • Graduate students may reserve a carrel on semester to semester basis; faculty may reserve carrels on a yearly basis. The carrels may be renewed at the end of the reservation term. Each owner will receive a renewal form before the term expires. The renewal form must be returned by the renewal date to the Reference Desk or the owner will be charged for key replacement and the carrel will be reassigned.
  • There is a $2.00 deposit required to obtain a key to the carrel which can be paid by either cash or check at the Physical Plant in Parker Hall. This deposit will be refunded when the key is returned.
  • The carrels are not completely enclosed and are, therefore, not secure. The library is not responsible for items left in carrels. This includes library books.
  • Library books left in carrel must be checked out to the carrel's occupant. Library personnel will check carrels periodically and books left in carrels that are not checked out will be returned to the shelf.
  • Be courteous. Keep noise to a minimum. Always use headphones when listening on laptops, tablets, phones, etc.
  • At the end of carrel reservation term, or if leaving the University, the carrel key must be returned to the library.

Forms

Renewal Form

If you would like to keep your study carrel, please complete the Renewal Form. You must be a full time student in order to use the carrel. If you no longer need your carrel please return the key for a refund of your deposit. Please return either this renewal form or the carrel key by the end of your renewal period or you will be charged for the key replacement and your carrel will be reassigned.