Apply for the dissertation writers' room

You must be a PhD candidate to apply.

About you
Degree information
e.g. December 2023
Terms of use

Please read the terms of use and acknowledge your agreement below:

  • Room assignments are for one semester (fall, spring, or summer), but may be extended if there is no waiting list. The room is a shared, quiet environment with partitioned desks and lockers.
  • Face coverings: The use of face coverings is strongly encouraged inside all library buildings but not required.
  • Unused rooms: We reserve the right to reassign unused rooms or lockers. We'll notify you by email prior to reassignment.
  • Expiration date: Be sure to remove all belongings before your expiration date. We'll email you a reminder. Items left in the room will be removed and the door code changed to accommodate other students and faculty.
  • Valuables: Do not store valuables in rooms/lockers. The Libraries and University assume no responsibility for lost or stolen materials.
  • Library materials: All library materials stored in your room or locker must be checked out to you. You may not keep non-circulating or "Library Use Only" materials. We may check rooms and lockers periodically – if we find library materials that aren't checked out, you may lose your privileges.
  • Windows: Door windows cannot be covered. We must be able to visually check each room when the library closes. Rooms and lockers are only available for use during open hours.
  • Key codes: Assignments are confidential. We will not direct others to your room. Keypad codes should not be shared. Contact us Monday-Friday 8am-4pm with questions about your code. Library staff at Ask Us desks do not have access to this information.
  • Code of conduct: All users must follow the library code of conduct and comply with all active pandemic practices guided by the most updated UA campus directives.
  • Face coverings: The use of face coverings is strongly encouraged inside all library buildings but not required.