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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.

Based on the information of the essay we will make our final decision for the application of the student at the library.

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.