Widener and Pusey Carrel Policy

All carrel holders agree to abide by the following rules and regulations. Violation of these rules may result in loss of carrel privileges.

  • Charging Items
    All materials at a carrel must be properly charged to that carrel. Uncharged materials will be removed on a regular basis. Storing uncharged library books in the locked cabinet is a violation and may result in loss of the carrel. Personal books may be left at a carrel.

  • Widener Items Only
    Due to security risks involved, we strongly recommend that you keep at your carrel only Widener and Pusey materials charged to your carrel. You are fully responsible for the loss of all materials charged to your personal ID including books from any other library and books received via interlibrary loan.

  • Recalls
    All materials are subject to recall and removal by library staff. Therefore, materials must be easily accessible and may not be kept in the carrel locker.

  • Shared Carrel
    Due to high demand, more than one user may be assigned to each carrel. Please do not remove or interfere with materials left by others.

  • 60 Book Limit
    Due to space limitations, carrel holders may check out no more than 60 books to a carrel at one time.

  • Cabinet
    Access code to your cabinet is available in your Inscriptio user account. This is shared among individuals assigned to each carrel, so do not leave valuables at, or in, your carrel or locked cabinet. Widener Library is not responsible for lost or missing items left at/in carrels. In concern for the security of your work, please maintain copies of all personal documentation.

  • Personal Items
    Do not leave personal items unattended.

  • Inspections
    Widener Library reserves the right to inspect locked cabinets routinely and will remove uncharged material. Carrels are also inspected routinely.

  • Neatness
    Use trash receptacles and remove unwanted or unsightly materials. Use bulletin boards at each carrel: do not post anything to library walls.

  • Eating, drinking, smoking, photography, cell phones
    Usage of these is prohibited in the stacks. Food may be taken to the café on the ground floor and designated cell phone use areas are located in the outside vestibule of the main entrance, the café or the corridor to the Mass Ave Entrance on the ground floor, including the public telephone alcove.

  • Talking
    Noise levels must be held to a minimum. Conferences should not be held at carrels.

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