Bookmark and Share

Study Carrels

Lining the walls of the quiet fourth floor are individual, lockable study carrels. Please fill out the form below to apply for a carrel.

Fill out my online form.


  • Study carrels may be reserved at no cost on a first-come, first-served basis by students, faculty, and staff of SUNY Cortland.
  • Students may reserve a carrel for a semester at a time but may have to share the carrel with one other student.  Occupants should establish fair hours of use between themselves.
  • Faculty and staff may reserve a study carrel for the entire academic year.  Study carrels may be renewed for a maximum of five years.
  • There is one daily-use carrel available that may be reserved for a three hour period.
  • Library materials to be used in study carrels must be checked out through The Help Center at the front desk of Memorial Library.
  • Occupants should refrain from using nails, tape, or otherwise attaching objects to study carrel walls, doors, or windows.
  • Study carrel occupants are expected to observe the library hours of operation and vacate the building when the library closes.
  • Neither Memorial Library nor SUNY Cortland can be held responsible for personal property left in study carrels.



  • After receiving email confirmation that a study carrel has been assigned, the key must be checked out at the front desk of the library.  If the occupant does not check out the key within the first 2 weeks of the semester the carrel may be assigned to someone else.
  • Keys must be returned or renewed at the end of each borrowing period (semester for students, year for faculty/staff).
  • Occupants may not loan their keys or designate reservation of carrel to another faculty, student, or staff.
  • If a study carrel key is not returned or renewed a $10.00 fine will be assessed.
  • Memorial Library and SUNY Cortland reserve the right to inspect occupied study carrels at any time.