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Research Carrels at Homer Babbidge Library


Application Information

We have a limited number of graduate research carrels available. These carrels are available for doctoral students only and will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Please note you must be actively working on your dissertation and have passed all comprehensive or general examinations required by your program. Proof of exams is required, we are unable to accept incomplete applications. Please go to to submit an application.

Please note there are no research carrels currently available for undergraduate students, masters students, faculty, or emeriti. Please check this page periodically for updates on availability.

To check on the status of a previosuly submitted application please visit


Per Diem Research Carrels

Please note that the iDesk, located on the Library’s Plaza Level, offers daily research carrels. These carrels are available daily for six hour increments on a first come first serve basis.


Current Research Carrel Occupants

Please find below links to information regarding research carrel policy and usage:

Research Carrel Policy

Research Carrel Guidelines for Use



Questions? Please contact Kim Giard, University of Connecticut Libraries, Administrative Assistant at or 860-486-2219.

Last updated December 9, 2014. All policies are approved by the Provost's Library Advisory Committee (PLAC).