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Kroch Library Locked Carrel Policy

 

Please note: Events held in Kroch Library or the Division of Rare and Manuscripts may, at times, cause some disruptive noise. Whenever possible, we will notify carrel holders via email in advance of when this is expected to occur.

 

Eligibility

  • Only currently registered Cornell University graduate students who have completed their A-exams and are on the Locked Carrel Waiting List are eligible

Locked Carrel Waiting List

  • Complete and submit a Locked Carrel Waiting List Form at any time
  •  Web Forms are considered in the order they have been received
  •  Qualified students will receive a number according to their placement on the Locked Carrel Waiting List. This number is updated every semester
  •  Students remain on the Locked Carrel Waiting List until an assignment becomes available. If, at any point, they are not fully registered with the University, their name is removed from the Locked Carrel Waiting List
  •  For students that select to be added to both lists, their name will be removed from both waiting lists once an assignment is granted to them.

Assignments

  •  Locked Carrel assignments are made per availability
  •  Students will receive an email notification when the carrel assignment is ready
  •  There is a one-time, non-refundable, non-transferable fee of $15.00 for a Locked Carrel in Olin Library
  •  New Assignments must be picked up in 116 Olin Library during regular business hours (Mon-Thurs 8:30am-4:30pm and Fri 8:30am-3:30pm). Students have one week to pick up their assignment
  •  Students with existing Olin Library Open Carrel and/or Olin Library Locker assignments:

Circulation staff must move all library checked items to the new locked carrel. THE CARREL HOLDER CANNOT MOVE THE CHECKED LIBRARY MATERIALS THEMSELVES - THIS MUST BE DONE BY LIBRARY STAFF - NO EXCEPTIONS!

 

  • Carrel holders must move any personal items to the new locked carrel once the key is picked up
  •  Students should move items from their locker to the locked carrel, but SHOULD NOT RETURN THE LOCK to 116 Olin - the lock must be on the locker at all times. (If, for any reason, a student would like to keep their locker, they must notify okcarrels@cornell.edu as soon as possible.)

Renewals

 

Renewal reminders are delivered to carrel holders by email prior to the start of each semester.

  • Kroch Library Locked Carrels must be renewed IN PERSON every Fall and Spring Semester to allow uninterrupted use of the carrel
  • Students must visit 116 Olin Library (Mon-Thurs 8:30am-4:30pm and Fri 8:30am-3:30pm) and sign new carrel agreement forms to renew.
  • There is NO FEE to renew a locked carrel

 

Clearing a Carrel

 

  • Keys for Kroch Library Locked Carrels must be returned to 116 Olin Library upon clearing the carrel
  • Locked Carrels that are not renewed will be cleared. All library books are sent back to the stacks and any personal items found at the carrel are taken to 116 Olin Library’s Lost and Found

Replacement Keys

 

  • Request a replacement key in 116 Olin Library or via email to: okcarrels@cornell.edu 
  • A $ 30.00 one-time, non-refundable, non-transferable fee will be required when the key is picked up in 116 Olin Library

Maintaining the Carrel

 

See charging materials to Kroch Library Locked Carrels for more details.

 

  • NOT ALLOWED: smoking, eating, cell phone use, group study, leaving valuables in plain view
  • ALLOWED: drinks with approved lids, books from any library, personal books and other items
  • WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THE SAFETY OF ANY PERSONAL ITEMS LEFT INSIDE LOCKED CARRELS
  • Events held in Kroch Library or the Division of Rare and Manuscripts may, at times, cause some disruptive noise. We will notify carrel holders via email in advance when this is expected to occur

Please be advised that there is no policy barring other patrons from sitting at your carrel when you are not there. For the protection of your materials, when not using your carrel, please keep the desktop and windowsill area in order and free of loose papers

 

Questions?  See information summary or contact us at okcarrels@cornell.edu

04/17/2012 - 11:32am - jl41