University of Connecticut

Research Carrels at the Homer Babbidge Library

Application Information

The application period for research carrels at the Homer Babbidge Library will open on Monday, August 1, 2016 for the 2016-2017 Academic Year.   The application period will remain open until Friday, August 19, 2016.  All applications are considered on a first come first served basis.

Preference will be given to carrel applicants applying for a shared carrel.  Please note that we must receive applications and department approvals for both applicants.

To apply (beginning 08/01/16) or to check on the status of a previously 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 for four hour increments on a first come, first served basis.

Research Carrels Policy and Guidelines

Research carrels are assigned to eligible applicants who are working on research projects requiring extensive use of library materials.  Research carrels are not intended for use by occupants as study, storage or office space. Only individuals actively affiliated with the University of Connecticut are considered to be eligible. Please find below links to information regarding research carrel policy and usage:

Contact Information

Questions? Please contact Kim Giard, Administrative Services Assistant at or 860-486-2219. All policies are approved by the Provost’s Library Advisory Committee (PLAC). Last updated June 14, 2016.