A carrel desk is a desk, often found in universities libraries, with partitions at back and sides to provide privacy for studying Individual study carrels are available in the various reading areas. Carrels may not be held over meal hours or while attending lectures. Library materials left at the carrels will be reshelved. Please do not leave your belongings unattended as thefts have occurred in the past. Drinks in covered containers and cold food may be consumed at the carrels. Hot food is not permitted. Use the bins provided for wrappers and leftovers. For your convenience, there is a café at the entrance to the Library. Persons who misuse the carrels will be asked to leave the building.