Carrels and lockers

Last update: June 8, 2022

The Gerstein Science Information Centre provides 36 shared carrels and 22 book lockers for the exclusive use of graduate students in Physical and Life Science Divisions (Divisions III and IV). The main purpose of carrels and lockers is to provide graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, especially those preparing their theses, with quiet working space.

What are carrels?
Carrels are shared, lockable study rooms located on the 2nd floor, south end of the Gerstein Library.  Graduate students, who need to be close to library resources, or those who need a quiet work space, may request a carrel.  Laptops may be used; all carrels have power and wireless connectivity to the University network.

What are lockers?
Lockers are desks with attached lockable boxes where students may leave study materials.  They provide an alternative to those without carrels for assigned work-space in the library.  Lockers are located in the Quiet Study area on the main floor.

How do I apply for a carrel or locker?