Individual study carrels

Individual study carrels are available for use by UGA affiliates in both the Main and Science Libraries. The following carrels are available on a first-come, first-served basis:     

MAIN LIBRARYMain Library study carrels MCBAY SCIENCE LIBRARYStudy carrels and nooks at Science Library

Third Floor



336, 337, 338, 339.

347 is a quiet/meditation carrel, which is also first-come, first-served.

Third Floor


All Carrels 


Fourth Floor 433, 434, 435 Fourth Floor 426-432, 473-476
Fifth Floor 531, 532, 533    
Sixth Floor 6-Left, 6-Middle, 6-Right    
















Individual Study Carrels Policy

  • Limited to use by UGA affiliates only. You may be asked to show your UGA ID.
  • First-come, first-served. No reservations allowed. 4 hour limit.
  • Carrels are designed for quiet study, reading, and research only; anyone using the room for non-study purposes such as sleeping may be asked to leave. Carrels are not intended for web meetings, group study, or conference space.
  • For safety and security reasons, windows must remain uncovered and unobstructed.
  • The UGA Libraries are not responsible for items left in a carrel. All items left unattended for longer than 30 minutes may be removed.
    • Library materials will be reshelved.
    • Personal items will be brought to the Libraries' Lost and Found - inquire at the Security Desk.
  • Violation of any of the carrel guidelines can result in termination of carrel use.



Reserved Carrels

Study carrels in the Main and McBay Science Libraries can be reserved by eligible UGA faculty members and graduate students who meet the following criteria:

  • Faculty members engaged in library research
  • Doctoral candidates who are currently writing their dissertation
  • Master's candidates who  are currently writing their thesis

Please use the carrel application form for Main or McBay Science to request a carrel. When completed, please submit the application to the Circulation Desk at either library or send in an email to or Carrels are assigned by appointment only.