Answered By: Jessica Pasquale
Last Updated: Sep 08, 2021     Views: 466

At the Law Library, carrels are small wooden enclosures with desks, shelves, and electrical outlets where anyone can sit and study, but they are also a place where you can have law library books delivered. If you sign up to have a carrel shelf assigned to you, then when you use the online "Request Item" feature in the Law Library's catalog, the books you request will be delivered to your assigned carrel shelf. Otherwise those books end up at the "hold shelf" behind the Circulation Desk.

Signing up for a carrel shelf is also a good idea if you will need to use the same pile of books for an extended period of time. Unless another library user submits a "recall" request for one of your checked-out books, books on your carrel shelf will be left there until their due date. Books left out anywhere else except on carrel shelves will be reshelved by library staff.

Michigan Law Students may request the use of a carrel shelf for the semester by filling out our Carrel Request Form. Once submitted, our team will assign you a carrel shelf and contact you to let you know it has been assigned (this usually takes 1-2 business days). After your carrel is assigned, any book you request will be delivered to that carrel for your use until its due date.

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