There are now Open Access carrels located in the Main Library. These carrels are available on a first come, first served basis. The carrels are located at
  • Sixth Floor - 6-Left, 6-Right
  • Fifth Floor - 531. 532, 533
  • Fourth Floor - 433, 435, 436
  • Third Floor - 337, 338

If you have any questions about these carrels, please contact the Access Services Department at 706-542-3256.

The Main and Science Libraries have carrels available for faculty and graduate students. Law School students should consult with the Law Library about the availability of carrels there. The carrels are available for research and study requiring prolonged consultation of substantial quantities of library materials. A carrel assignment is for one year with the possibility of renewal based upon need and availability. New carrel holders may be required to share a carrel with at least one person who currently occupies a carrel. It is the responsibility of the carrel holders to work out a schedule to use the carrel.

Certain qualifications must be met in order to obtain a carrel. Carrels are available in the following order of priority:

  • Faculty members engaged in library research
  • Doctoral candidates who have completed course work currently writing dissertation
  • Master's candidates who have completed their first year of coursework and are currently writing their thesis.

If you meet the above requirements, please use the carrel application form for Main or Science to request a carrel. Once the application is completed and signed by your major professor or department head, please submit the application to the Circulation Desk at either library. Carrels are assigned only by appointment. Contact Mary Poland ( at the Main Library or Byron Smith ( at the Science Library to set up an appointment for carrel assignment.

All students must be enrolled each semester they hold a carrel.

Carrels are assigned for research only; they are not intended for office or conference space.

All library materials kept in the carrel must be checked out to the carrel or the carrel holder.