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Carrels

The Campus library provides individual rooms for quiet study and for preparing your thesis.

Who can book a carrel?

Carrels are available for users who are working on doctoral theses, students preparing a master's degree, and visiting scholars at the Freie Universität Berlin sciences, cultural studies, education, mathematics, computer science and psychology institutes. Doctoral students are required to present the certificate of admission to the doctoral program issued by the relevant examinations office. Visiting scholars are required to present a confirmation signed by their host stating the duration of their contracts.

What is the assignment procedure?

Application forms are available from the Information Desk and downladable from this page (see below). Submit your application to the Information Desk. Applications are filed in the order in which they are received, you will be given a confirmation of the receipt of your appication, and you will be informed as soon as there is a vacant carrel. Unfortunately, waiting times are long; so, applying early is advisable.

How long can the carrel be used?

Users working on doctorates and visiting scholars will be allowed to use the carrel for three months – with the option of renewing the agreement once for another three months. Students preparing their master's degree and pharmacy students preparing their Zweites Staatsexamen can use the carrel for four weeks with two four-week renewal options. You can send an e-mail to raumbuchung@campusbib.fu-berlin.de in order to request a renewal or enquire in general about this service.

The carrel can be used during all times when the library is open. You will be given a transponder with which to lock and unlock the door; you will have to confirm receipt of the transponder with your signature.

How is the carrel equipped?

As a rule, there is a desk, a shelf, in some cases a pin board, wireless LAN and wired LAN.

Private items and library items that you have checked out can remain in the carrel at all times. However, all library items that you have not checked out must always be returned to their place when you are not actually using them.