Study Carrels

Individual study carrels

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


Main Library

3rd Floor

336, 337, 338, 339

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


4th Floor

433, 434, 435


5th Floor

531, 532, 533


6th Floor

3 carrels in back left corner (numbered 6-LFT, 6-MD, 6-RT)

Study Carrels at Main Library



McBay Science Library

3rd Floor

All carrels


4th Floor

(Temporarily closed)

All carrels

Study Carrels at McBay Science Library


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 Library 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 to request a carrel. When completed, please submit the application to the Circulation Desk at the Main Library or send in an email to Carrels are assigned by appointment only.