Desk and Office Rentals

Please read the information below before completing the application:

Desks and a small number of offices are located within the stacks of the Lillie Library and are available on a space-available basis for scholarly purposes. A locking drawer or small filing cabinet is provided at each desk. Storage of scholarly or other material is not permitted other than what can be accommodated in the drawer and filing cabinet. Assignments for the summer months (June-August) will begin on March 15. Preference for assignment will be based on current appointments at MBL and on demonstrated need for MBLWHOI Library resources.

Note that library offices are intended for scholarly purposes in a quiet library setting. The offices are not sound proof, and offices may not be suitable for those whose work includes extended conversations.

To rent a DESK, you must be

  • a current MBL Scientist with an active appointment at MBL
  • or a faculty, postdoctoral fellow, or student with an active academic or research appointment at an institution of higher education, government or non-profit research organization.
  • or a retired faculty or researcher at an institution of higher education, government or non-profit research organization.

  June-August Monthly Fee Sept-May Monthly Fee Annual Fee
Library Desk $100 $50 $750

 

Library desk rental application

To rent an OFFICE, you must be

  • a current MBL Scientist with an active appointment at MBL
     
  June-August Monthly Fee Sept-May Monthly Fee Annual Fee
Library Office $300 $150 $2250

 

Library office rental application

Privileges:

  • Physical access to the Lillie Library 7 am to 11 pm
  • Book borrowing for the duration of desk/office rental
  • Access to MBL Archives and Rare Books collections by appointment
  • Reference assistance by Library staff members
  • Wireless internet access
  • Access to electronic resources on-site at Library workstations
  • Eligibility for a red MBL parking sticker
  • Eligibility to request housing at MBL (when available, see below)

The following services are not available to those renting desks or offices:

  • Remote access to electronic resources
  • Interlibrary loan services
  • Housing is not available July 1-Sept 1

 

Housing information and options is available at http://www.mbl.edu/housing/

 

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