These areas are intended to be used for individual, quiet studying. Cell phones should be turned off and conversations are not permitted. Quiet study is expected and will be enforced.
Stapleton: second and third floors (excluding group study rooms located on each)
Stapleton: first floor computer lab
The following rules govern the use of the public study and research carrels in the library.
Please report any problems with carrels to the Circulation Desk, or call (724) 357-2340.
Student Organizations and University Offices are welcome to reserve tables in the library to promote events and host fundraisers. In order to reserve a table in the library, complete the IUP Libraries Table Reservation Form.
Library Table Reservation Policy
Stabley Room 203 may be reserved by students for group viewing of media.
Stabley Room 203 has a seating capacity of 10 people. If your group or organization would like to reserve Stabley 203, complete the IUP Classroom Reservation Form.
These open areas of the library are intended to be used for group studying. The audible level should be that of normal conversations. Loud or distracting noises are not permitted.
Stapleton: ground and first floors (excluding first floor computer lab)
Stabley: ground and second floors
Group Study Rooms:
These rooms are intended to be used for group studying. As with the open group study areas audible levels should be that of normal conversations. Loud or distracting noises are not permitted.
Stapleton: ground, second and third floors
Stabley: second floor
Stapleton Library carrels are intended to provide relatively secure, semi-private space for doctoral students, faculty, or administrators actively involved in research requiring the use of Stapleton Library and its resources.
The priority list for assignments is as follows:
Applications will be accepted online via a link included in an e-mail sent to all doctoral students. Applicants may choose to apply for a full academic year (including summer sessions) or for individual semesters/sessions. A random lottery, drawn from applications on file, will be held during the first week of each semester or at the beginning of summer to make carrel assignments. Applicants not receiving a carrel assignment will be notified via e-mail and must resubmit an application to be considered in the next lottery.
Carrels assigned for the academic year may be used during both semesters plus the summer terms, if needed. In the case of summer term requests, assignments will be made for the entire summer, or a portion thereof, when carrels are available. Applicants receiving a single semester assignment must vacate the carrel by the day after final exams conclude for that semester. All carrel occupants must vacate by the end of the second summer session.
A refundable $20 (cash only) key deposit is required before a key is issued. The key must be returned no later than the end of Summer Session II to receive a refund. If the carrel key is lost, the $20 fee is not refunded, and the occupant must pay an additional deposit of $20 for a new key to be issued. There will be no refunds for recovered keys after a new key has been issued.