Answered By: Jessica Pasquale
Last Updated: Apr 03, 2018     Views: 259

At the Law Library, carrels are small wooden enclosures with desks, shelves, and electrical outlets where you 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.

The Circulation Desk on Sub-2 has paper applications for carrel shelf assignments. Once you have filled out the application at the Circ Desk, you will be assigned a carrel shelf, and that info will be added to your patron record. Any books you request from the catalog will be delivered to (and left on) your shelf.

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