Carrels provide quiet space within the Anderson Academic Commons for advanced research. Research carrels are available in AAC 301, along with lockers for storage. Access to the research carrels room is controlled via swipe card access and is only available to students who have a reserved carrel for the quarter. Because of the limited number of carrels available, an application process has been developed to provide this resource to those researchers who have the greatest need.
We are not currently accepting applications for Research Carrels. The application will reopen on September 4th for the Fall Quarter.
University of Denver students who meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply for a research carrel:
• Doctoral candidates who are researching/writing their dissertation
• Masters candidates who are writing their thesis
• Undergraduate students engaged in extended research projects (e.g. senior thesis, PINS project)
An application should be accompanied by an email from a faculty advisor confirming that the student is working on a research project during the quarter he/she has applied for a carrel. Please ask your faculty advisor to send a brief email confirming your status and research project to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To allow for the most equitable use of the carrels, they will be assigned one quarter at a time. Students may apply for a carrel each quarter as needed. The carrel reservation period begins on the first day of each quarter and continues through the following interterm.
Some carrels will be shared between two researchers, however, each student will also be assigned a locker for individual use. Students will be given the contact information for the person who has also been assigned their carrel. It is up to each student to determine an appropriate schedule for use.
Carrels are assigned based on the criteria listed above. The University Libraries will make every effort to accommodate researcher needs, but high demand may not allow us to assign a carrel to every applicant each quarter. If you are assigned a carrel, you will receive a confirmation email with details on how to confirm your reservation.