Locked Study applications are due on the first day classes each fall term. Notification of study assignments will begin during the second full week of classes in the fall term. Those receiving assignments will be notified via e-mail.
- First priority is given to seniors writing honors theses. They are assigned a study for two terms, Fall and Winter;
- Second priority is given to faculty members doing research. They are assigned a study on a one-term basis;
- Third priority is given to upperclassmen writing papers that require extensive library research. They are assigned study on a one-term basis;
- Students with unique medical needs. They must have a recommendation by a Dean of the College. They will be assigned on a case-by-base basis;
- Assignment of locked studies and distribution of keys is made after the start of each term. Keys must be turned in at the end of each term, unless you are a senior writing an honors thesis. If you are not a senior writing an honors thesis you must reapply for each term that you wish to use a locked study
- A fee of $30 will be charged for keys not returned at the end of the assigned term. A hold will be placed on your account until the fee is paid or the key is returned;
- Scented oil warmers, hot plates, refrigerators, coffee/tea pots, pets, smoking, e-cigarettes, and open flames are not allowed in the library;
- Use tape to put up posters on the walls of your study; do not cover the windows with notebook paper.
- All library books you are using must be checked out;
- Library staff may enter locked studies periodically to check for books/periodicals that are not checked out and will discard any food, drink, or tobacco products found in the study;
- If it appears your study is unused, you may be asked to vacate it so someone else can utilize it.
Locked Study Request