Apply for a Study Carrel
Any Haverford student may apply for a carrel. Bryn Mawr students who live at Haverford may also apply. A Bryn Mawr student who is majoring at Haverford will have her application considered on a case by case basis.
Two students are assigned to each carrel. Seniors (including Bryn Mawr seniors residing at Haverford) may request a single carrel if they apply during the first two weeks of the fall semester, and the library will make every effort to fill their request. However, as demand fluctuates from year to year, we may not always have sufficient space to do so.
The carrel lottery is held at the beginning of the Fall Semester. Assignments will be e-mailed or can be obtained by inquiring at the desk by the 3rd week of classes in September. Anyone who does not submit an application during the lottery period will be assigned to the carrels that are left on a first-come, first-served basis until there are no carrels left.
Applications for carrels may be dropped off at Magill Library's Front Desk during the weeks the lottery is being held. Those students who are on leave may fill out an application before they leave or they may send it via mail or email (as a scan).
Applications include the rules governing carrel use. By signing the application you are agreeing to abide by these rules. Students may select the person with whom they wish to share a carrel, or they will be assigned a carrel mate during the lottery. For those making application during the lottery period, priority for carrels will be determined in the following order:
- Haverford seniors working on a thesis and Haverford students living off-campus (HCA not included).
- Other Haverford students who have specified a preference for a carrel on their application.
- Those Haverford students who applied and could not be given their choice or who did not specify a preference will be randomly assigned a carrel.
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