Places to Study
The library has 36 locked study carrels on the 4th and 5th floors. All carrel requests and checkouts are conducted at the Information Desk during staffed hours.
UTHSC students may use a study carrel in accordance with the terms and conditions below. By accepting a key to a study carrel, the student agrees to these terms and conditions.
4th Floor Study Carrels
Locked study carrels on the 4th floor are available for one month at a time. Renewals are allowed if there is no waiting list. No more than one consecutive renewal is allowed to accommodate all other students.
Beginning on the 1st of each month students not currently assigned a carrel may request one for the following month at the Information Desk. Students currently assigned a carrel may request a renewal beginning the 25th of each month. This arrangement gives everyone an equal chance at carrel use.
5th Floor Study Carrels
Locked study carrels on the 5th floor are available for short-term check out. The carrels are available on a first come first served basis, and keys are due the following day by 3 PM. One renewal is allowed, and keys cannot be transferred to another student.
Keys and Fines
Fourth floor keys which are not returned at the end of the month accrue a fine of $5 per day. After five days, the holder will be billed for the cost of replacing the key or rekeying the carrel (approximately $300).
Fifth floor keys which are not renewed or returned the following day by 3 PM, accrue a fine of $10 per day. After five days, the holder will be billed for the cost of replacing the key or rekeying the carrel (approximately $300).
The library’s computer system sends overdue notices, and automatically controls fines and other charges related to study carrels.
The library cannot be held responsible for items left in study carrels either during or after the end of a student’s term of occupancy.