If you will be a senior, graduate student or faculty member in Anthropology, Classics, Comparative Literature, Economics, English, French & Italian, German, History, History of Science, Near Eastern Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Spanish & Portuguese, Slavic Languages, or WWS, you are eligible for a carrel in Firestone Library. Faculty members from other departments may apply for carrels and one will be assigned if available. The carrel application is available at: http://libweb5.princeton.edu/carrels/application.aspx.
In addition to the two person carrels on 3rd Floor, A Floor, B Floor and C Floor, there are also 6 four person carrels, 3 five person carrels, 3 six person carrels, and 1 seven person carrel on B Floor. When you complete your application, it is important to list the person(s) with whom you would like to share the carrel. In order to be placed with a specific carrel mate, both you and your carrel mate must name each other in your applications. If you list someone as your carrel mate on your application, and that person does not list you on their application, you will not be placed together. If you do not list a specific carrel mate, it is assumed that you will share a carrel with whomever is assigned.
Carrels are assigned based on department eligiblity, application date, and applicant's status. Priority will be given to faculty, seniors, and graduate students in their final year. You will be notified by email when your carrel is assigned. After you receive notification, it is very important that you visit the Access Office to pick up either your carrel combination or key by the date specified in the notification. Assigned carrels for which the key or combination are not picked up by the specified date will be reassigned. In addition, carrels which do not show signs of use, may be reassigned. For carrels that require a key to be opened, there is a $5 non-refundable fee for the key; there is also a $10 replacement fee for lost or stolen keys.
If you have any questions about carrels or the application process, please contact the Access Office at (609) 258 - 5737 or email@example.com.