The Science-Engineering Library will be closed Friday 3/6 at 5pm until Sunday 3/8 at 11am. See detailed hours.


Apply for a Dissertation Writers' Room

You must be a currently enrolled PhD candidate to be eligible.

* Select a library:

 First available

If you are currently assigned a study room, dissertation writers’ room, or locker, what is its location/number?
* Email: 
* Telephone:  
* Department:  
* Advisor's Name:  
* Expected date of completing dissertation:  
* Date you passed comprehensive exam:  

We will contact you by email after reviewing your application.


Terms of Use

Room assignments are made for one semester (Fall, Spring, or Summer) and are based on the needs of PhD candidates who have passed their comprehensive exams. While non-renewable, your assignment may be extended for a semester if there is no waiting list.

The room is a shared, quiet environment assigned to multiple PhD candidates. It includes partitioned desks and lockers. Please be considerate of others in the room.

We reserve the right to reassign unused spaces. You will be notified by email and will have one month to respond before the space is reassigned.

We will notify you by university email when it is one month until your expiration date. Remove all belongings from the room by the expiration date. Items left in the room will be removed and the door code changed to accommodate other students.

The Libraries and University assume no responsibility for materials left in the room. We advise that you do not leave valuable items inside the room.

Library materials left in the room must be checked out. You may not keep non-circulating or "Library Use Only" materials in the room. We will check the room periodically. If we find library materials not checked out, we will remove them and your dissertation writers' room privileges may be revoked.

Covering the door window is not permitted. We must be able to visually check each room when the library closes. Rooms are only available for use during open hours.

Room assignments are confidential. We will not direct others to your room. Keypad codes are not to be shared. Contact us Monday - Friday 8 am - 4 pm with questions about your code. Library staff at service desks do not have access to this information.

All users must follow the library code of conduct.

Failure to abide by the terms of use may result in forfeiture of the privilege to use a dissertation writers' room.

 I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the above terms of use.



Last modified: August 22, 2013