Davis: Graduate Carrels

Who may apply?

  • Registered graduate students are eligible for assignment to graduate carrels for a maximum of three continuous years.
  • Undergraduates writing an Honors Thesis may be eligible for assignment to an open cubicle for a maximum of two semesters.

The following list prioritizes those individuals eligible for a carrel:

  1. PhD candidates writing dissertations
  2. Masters students writing theses
  3. PhD candidates preparing for qualifying exams
  4. Masters students preparing for qualifying exams
  5. PhD candidates completing coursework
  6. Masters students completing coursework [including MBA and Law]
  7. Honors Students
  8. Others, when space allows

Applicants falling into categories 1-4 will be assigned to closed carrels when space permits. Applicants in categories 5-8 will be assigned to open carrels. All carrels are subject to doubling!

How do I apply?
Applicants must fill out an application form available at the Davis Library Circulation desk in its entirety. If it is not possible to reach an advisor to get a signature, the Departmental Secretary’s signature will be accepted. Forms returned incomplete will not be processed. Intentional misrepresentation of information on this form may make the applicant ineligible for assignment. Applicants are notified by email when assignments are available for pick-up. Applications not picked up 30 days after being processed will be purged and the applicant will have to reapply.

I think someone has been in my carrel!
The Carrel office makes biweekly visits to each carrel to page requested books, check the carrels for uncharged/building use only materials, and ensure that Carrel Policies are being followed. Patrons are reminded that they will have a carrel-mate because doubling of carrels is mandatory.

When do I need to renew?
The renewal process is covered on the Carrel Policies web page.

If you have any questions about Graduate Carrels, please contact Joe Mitchem.

208 Raleigh Street CB#3916
UNC Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Ref: 919-962-1151
Circ: 919-962-1053
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