Research Carrels at the Homer Babbidge Library

Application Information

The online application period for research carrels at the Homer Babbidge Library is now open and will run through Friday, August 19, 2016 at 5:00pm.

To apply or to check on the status of a previously submitted application please visit

Due to carrel availability we will only be accepting Graduate Student, Honors Student, and University Scholar applications for the 2016-2017 Academic Year. Carrels will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Please note that preference will be given to carrel applicants applying for a shared carrel. To ensure consideration applications and department approvals for both applicants must be received before the August 19th deadline.


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).


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.


Last updated August 1, 2016.