Graduate Carrels Need Help? Due to the need to keep occupancy levels low, we will not be assigning carrels for the Fall 2020 trimester. A decision regarding Spring 2021 will be made at a later date. The Library has 36 numbered study carrels located on the upper level of the building, available for use by graduate students. Priority assignments are given to research/teaching assistants, followed by all other graduate students. Each carrel has a locked storage cabinet. Carrels are assigned for a period of one semester. To provide opportunity for a larger group of students to secure a study carrel during their time at Bentley, students who had a carrel in an earlier semester will have lower priority for a succeeding semester. Applications will be available at the Library Services desk during the first week of each semester and all carrel assignments will be made at the end of that week. Books from the Bentley Library collection must be checked out to the carrel holder in order to be stored in a carrel’s locked cabinet. No perishable food may be stored in the carrel cabinet. Items should not be left on top of a carrel desk, but should be secured in the storage cabinet. Library Services staff has authority to periodically inspect carrel cabinets. Although carrels are assigned to individuals, because of the limited number of seats in the Library anyone may use an unoccupied carrel to study. Carrel holders, however, have priority to use the carrel assigned to them when they are in the Library. If someone is unwilling to cede the carrel to the carrel holder, please contact staff at the Library Services desk for assistance. At the end of the semester each study carrel must be emptied, and keys must be returned to the Library Services desk. Students are responsible for carrel keys assigned to them, and will be charged a $50 replacement fee for a lost key.