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last updated: 10/21/2013

Library Carrel Instructions (Circulation/ Security Department)

Indiana University Libraries--Bloomington

Access Services Department

 

Instructions for Carrel Holders

 

  • Carrels are located on stack floors 4 through 10 in the Research Collections.
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  • IUB graduate students may request a carrel assignment. The carrel application form is available online: http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=3990
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  • Undergraduate students involved in "honors level" curricula may request a carrel assignment. The faculty sponsor's name and email address should be included on the application form.
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  • All carrels are located on quiet floors, group projects are not permitted. Carrels are for individual study/research only.
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  • Carrels are assigned for the academic year (fall and spring semesters) and then re-assigned for the summer "semester".
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  • Carrel assignments must be renewed twice annually. It is the responsibility of the carrel holder to renew the carrel by the renewal deadline, if needed for an additional term. If a carrel is not renewed, it will be cleared and reassigned. Likewise, when it appears that the carrel is no longer being actively used by an assignee, it will be cleared and reassigned.
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  • The academic year renewal period usually begins in August. The summer carrel renewal period usually begins in April. An email renewal reminder will be sent to all carrel holders.
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  • If for any reason you will not be using your carrel for the assigned term, please notify a Circulation Supervisor at libcirc@indiana.edu so that the carrel can be reassigned.
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  • To charge a book to your carrel, fill out a blue charge slip (available by the computer terminal on each stack floor). You must include your carrel number and the call number of the book on the blue slip. Your name is not required, but helpful in returning materials to the appropriate carrel. Insert the slip in the book and leave the book on your carrel in an obvious place. Student Carrel Chargers will charge the book at your carrel. This will occur twice a week. Once charged, leave the charge slip in the book with the "charged" date visible.
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  • Library materials not charged to your carrel will be removed from your carrel.
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  • ALF materials MAY be charged to carrels.
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  • Reference materials, bound periodicals, theses, reserve materials and Information Commons/Core Collection/Undergraduate Library materials cannot be charged to your carrel. Likewise, ILL materials or materials from other IU Libraries cannot be charged to your carrel.
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  • To discharge a book, turn the charge slip around in the book so that the words, "To Be Discharged" are visible, and leave the book on the carrel. A library staff member will remove the book. Please do not reshelve the book.
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  • If a carrel-charged book is requested for reserve, the library staff will immediately remove the book from the carrel, and leave an explanatory note. The carrel charge will be cancelled.
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  • A library customer may recall a carrel-charged book. Upon receiving a recall notice, we request that the book be returned to the East Tower Circulation desk. Library staff will remove any recalled item that has not been returned within 10 days of the recall notice date.
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  • Recalled items or items removed for reserve use are not automatically returned to your carrel after use.
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  • Users may use a carrel-charged item at the carrel. If the item is removed for scanning, the user should either return the item to the carrel or to the East Tower Circulation Desk to be returned to the carrel by library staff.
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  • To charge a carrel-charged book for home use, bring the book and the charge slip to the East Tower circulation counter so that it can be switched to your personal account. To charge a home use book to your carrel, have it checked in at the circulation counter, take it to your carrel, and fill out a new charge slip as detailed above.
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  • As carrels are in public areas, other users may use your carrel for studying or could remove books from your carrel. You may ask a user to move from your assigned carrel when you need to use it. Problems should be reported to the East Tower Circulation Supervisor.
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  • Defacement or mutilation of library materials/property or failure to observe the carrel guidelines may result in the loss of carrel privileges.
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  • Carrels are not secured spaces. DO NOT leave personal items unattended! The carrel holder assumes full responsibility for any personal items left on a carrel.

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last updated: 10/21/2013