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Postgraduate Study Desks

Postgraduate Carrels are individual study desks in the Library allocated to registered postgraduate students upon receipt of an application. Other readers may use carrels on the understanding that it be vacated if the carrel holder wishes to use it. Lockers are provided with every carrel for storage of personal items.

Carrels are available in the Berkeley, Lecky, Ussher and Hamilton Libraries. To apply for a carrel, please complete the application form and return to Admissions Counter, Berkeley Library or Service Counter, Hamilton Library

  • Carrels are allocated to registered Masters and Doctoral students at the beginning of the academic year for the remainder of that year
  • Prior to the end of October, carrels will be allocated to research students only (i.e. not to taught postgraduate students)
  • From November, any remaining carrels will be allocated to taught postgraduate students

Lockers are provided with every carrel for personal items only, not for storage of Library books or journals. Locker keys must be returned by the assigned due date (check your Library account for details). Lost keys or keys that are not returned by the assigned due date incur the following charges:

  • Keys not returned by the due date: €50
  • Replacement of lost keys: €25

Please inform the appropriate Library staff member (see below) in writing or by e-mail if:

  • You no longer require your carrel
  • You are no longer a registered student at Trinity College Dublin
  • Your address changes

Berkeley/Lecky/Ussher Libraries: Iris Bedford
Hamilton Library: Mary Caffrey