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Scholes Library has several small study rooms identified as "graduate carrels," which may be reserved for one semester at a time by currently enrolled graduate students of Alfred University.

Because the demand for these rooms exceeds the supply, we have set up the following guidelines.

  • First priority in reserving rooms goes to graduate students currently enrolled in the New York State College of Ceramics. 
  • Students who have never before requested a carrel will have priority over students who have previously reserved carrels. 
  • A carrel may be reserved for one semester only. The summer break, from Commencement until the beginning of the Fall semester, counts as one semester. 
  • A student may request to have the room renewed for a second semester.

The Library Director reserves the right to make the final decision on assignment of graduate carrels. The student will receive a key to the room; this key must be returned promptly at the end of the semester unless other arrangements have been made with the library office. Any Scholes Library book kept in a carrel must be charged out at the Reserve Desk, following the usual circulation procedures. The library staff may remove books from carrels if they have not been charged out.