Central Access Services

Main Stacks Research Carrels

Main Library Research Carrels

Main Stacks carrels are provided as a research aid to our current University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign faculty, graduate students, and department-sponsored visiting scholars.

Not all researchers find the Main Stacks to be a suitable environment for study. Before requesting a carrel, you may wish to visit the Stacks to determine whether a carrel will fit your needs. Please note that WiFi is not available in the Stacks.

Carrel User Responsibilities

Carrels are provided for research purposes only. As such, the following guidelines for use must be observed. Further information is available on our on our Quick Carrel Information page.

Personal Items

Collection Maintenance

Carrel Inspections

Request a Carrel

Submit your carrel request via our webform. For ease of identification, please use your University-issued email account when possible. You will be updated by email as your request is being processed. You may then visit the Main Circulation desk with your i-card to pick up the carrel key and sign the application form.

Renew Carrel Key

Carrel Key Return

When a carrel is no longer needed or the occupant is no longer affiliated with the University, the key should be returned to the Main Circulation desk.

Contact us

(217) 333-8400
(217) 244-0732 (evenings and weekends only)
(866) 262-1510 toll-free