University of Connecticut

Research Carrels at the Homer Babbidge Library

Application Information

The application period for research carrels at the Homer Babbidge Library is now OPEN for Faculty, Graduate Students, Honors Students, University Scholars, and Visiting Scholars.  Please reference the Research Carrels Policy below to review eligibility requirements.

Please note we have reached our application allotment for Emeritus.

We have limited availability, and all carrels are assigned on a first come, first served basis.  The application period will remain open until we have filled all available carrels.

To apply for a research carrel or 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 six 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 August 12, 2015.