Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Law Library

Carrel Reservations

Library carrels may be reserved by 2L, 3L and graduate law students working on major research or seminar projects. Reserved carrels are available to students who need to collect library materials to write a seminar paper, note, or thesis. They are also available to law students who are research assistants for law faculty and need to keep library materials in one location. Only circulating materials which have been checked out to the carrel may be kept in the carrel. Those who are eligible for reserved carrels include:
Faculty research assistants
Law review staff members who are writing a note
2L, 3L and graduate law students writing substantial papers for an independent study project, seminar, or thesis

Location of Reserved Carrels

The library has carrels for reserve by students located on all levels of the Law Library.

Reservation Procedures

Carrels may be reserved for one semester with the opportunity for renewal at the end of each semester. Carrel Reservation Forms are available online and at the Circulation Desk. Research Assistants must have their professor sign the form in order to reserve a carrel. Completed forms should be returned to the Circulation Supervisor Carrie Henteleff. Her office is room 111B, located behind the Circulation Desk.

Checking Out Materials to Carrels

All regularly circulating library materials and bound periodicals may be signed out to a carrel. Please bring all materials to be checked out to your carrel to the Circulation desk. All Law Library materials found at carrels or tables will be reshelved UNLESS an orange check-out slip is visible, indicating that it has been checked-out. The following types of high use materials cannot be checked out to your carrel:

  • Non-circulating materials
  • Course reserve materials (books or photocopies)
  • Permanent reserve books (including unbound journals)
  • Reference books
  • Index volumes
  • Digest volumes
  • Code volumes
  • Advance sheet pamphlets
  • Restatements

Carrel Maintenance

Library staff members regularly monitor the carrels for books not properly checked out. Unchecked, or high-use materials (as listed above) will be removed immediately. Please do not stack books on the floor. Food is not permitted in carrels, and drinks are only allowed in spill-resistant mugs or squeeze bottles. Only Law Library materials should be stored in carrels. There is no guarantee that personal books, books from other libraries, or computer printouts will be safe in this public environment. Patrons are cautioned against leaving valuables unattended in carrels or other study areas. Please take all personal materials with you when you leave your carrel; the library is not responsible for lost, mislaid, or stolen property.

Expiration of Carrel Reservation

When your carrel reserve period ends, please remove all materials from the carrel. Please bring all checked out materials to the Circulation desk for check-in.

Questions or Problems About Carrel Reservations and Use

Please contact Carrie Henteleff at (480) 965-7114.


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