Category Archives: General Library

Celebrate Banned Books Week – September 25th through October 1st

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Banned Book Week is happening now. Celebrate an  annual event that defends intellectual freedom and the right to read.  Stand up for Your Right To Read  by reading a book that has been challenged year after year by censors in schools and libraries  –  books such as Harry Potter, the Holy Bible, the Autobiography of Malcolm X and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings are available in Carney Library. Check out Banned Books Week for a full list of books and virtual read-outs.

FMPAA Event: Insights and Challenges of Translating Historical Texts from Medieval Italy and the Portuguese Colonial World

historical-texts-in-translationYou are cordially invited to attend the launch of two books: Essays on Some Maladies of Angola, edited by Prof. Timothy Walker of UMD, and The Final Book of Giovanni’s Villani’s New Chronicle, edited by Prof. Matthew Sneider of UMD and Prof. Rala Diakite of Fitchburg State University.

The three presenters will discuss the process of their respective translation projects as well as provide some background on the original authors and the importance of each text.

The launch will occur on September 22, 2016 from 3:00 to 4:30 PM in the Prince Henry Society Reading Room of the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives. The program is free and open to the public and will be in English. Light refreshments will be served.

Questions? Contact Sonia Pacheco at 508-999-8684 or

Welcome Transfer Students!

Welcome Transfer Students! Learn about UMass Dartmouth Library Services and Resources.

libinstructionncWe’ll get you up to speed and ready to tackle those assignments and term papers coming your way.

Contact Liz Winiarz at for an appointment. Come alone or bring a small group. We’ll put you in touch with your subject specialist librarian to review resources at the library specific to your major and answer any questions you may have.

NEW! HeinOnline Available From Anywhere to All UMassD Students & Faculty

Hein OnlineHeinOnline is now available to all UMassD students, faculty and staff. It is a great addition to the Carney Library’s suite of databases and makes accessing law journals much easier! And while the Law Library has had access to HeinOnline for several years, the newly negotiated access allows law students to use the database from off-campus. This is a great example of our Carney and Law librarians working together to improve service for all UMassD students!

Check out HeinOnline and let us know what you think.

NEW! Access to Thousands of Streaming Videos Via Kanopy

Screenshot of UMass Dartmouth's Kanopy site

The Claire T. Carney Library has been exploring new ways to provide material for faculty and students in the most cost effective and efficient way possible. As part of this effort, we recently acquired access to Kanopy, a vendor that provides thousands of streaming films relevant to higher education curricula.Because VHS is becoming difficult to support and many of our current tapes are losing integrity, this is a great option for your teaching. Titles are searchable through Primo, our discovery system, and through the Kanopy database…see links below. Review the resource titles to see whether there is a streaming option for your instruction.  You may even discover new titles that can easily be linked to in MyCourses in their entirety or as clips you create.

In addition, if you have questions about the availability of particular items your library liaison can help you investigate options.

Link to Primo:  – Or search specific titles or browse with this canned search:
Link directly to Kanopy:
Link to library liaisons:
For assistance with MyCourses:

The Congressman Barney Frank Archives Collection Reading Room is Now Open

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The Congressman Barney Frank Archives Collection Reading Room on the third floor of the Claire T. Carney Library (room 353) is now open to the public on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays while classes are in session, between the hours of 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM.  Contact Lauren VanDenBerg, archivist, at 508-999-8853 or 8679, or email her with questions.

Science Fiction Book Club Kickoff Meeting

spaceDo you love The Martian, The Hunger Games, Dune, World War Z? Are you interested in science fiction, but don’t know what to read first? Do you enjoy squeezing in some fun reading in between textbook chapters? If so, the Science Fiction Book Club is definitely for you! (Yes, we used to be the Dystopian Fiction Book Club, but this year we’re open to exploring ambiguous or even positive visions of the future.) Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome.

Our kickoff meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 20th at 2pm in Library 314. At the meeting, we’d love to hear about your favorite science fiction books and why they matter to you. If you can’t make it to the first meeting, feel free to send your book suggestions by email and we’ll mention them for you. We’ll use your ideas to choose what to read together this year.

We’re excited to hear your thoughts about what the book club should be like this year, and what you want to read!

Questions? Ideas? Want to be added to our email list?
Contact Hilary Kraus ( / 508-999-8681 )

Welcome or welcome back! We hope you had a great summer!

Welcome or welcome back! We hope you had a great summer and if you are new, we look forward to meeting you.

Here are a few important tLibCommonDesk_W_Arnie_Sp2015hings to know about our library including who to ask for help.

There are lots of study spaces throughout the library for individual and group study and several white boards throughout the building for team work.  To make the most of our space, especially on the third and fifth floors, we have orange and purple signs on the group study tables to encourage sharing space whenever possible.   You will find full computer and printing facilities on the first and second floors in our Learning Commons and Scholarly Commons.  If you need a quiet space to study, please go to our South Reading Room near the Learning Commons on the first floor.  If you are looking for a good place for group work, we have several group study rooms that you can reserve through ReservIT.  Here is a quick movie to see how to do a reservation.  A map of the library is available to see all our spaces and you can even use the Find Me Here tool to send a link of where you are studying in the library to a friend or group to help make meeting easier.

Remember to check the computer classrooms (128, 225, 226) to see if they are open if public computers are full.  We also have laptops at the Circulation Desk that may be loaned for the day.

Stop by our Learning Commons Desk to get assistance with IT questions as well as help with your research from our expert subject librarians.

If you are an online student, check our Library Services for Online Learners guide. And look here later for a schedule of library services online orientation sessions that are being planned for you.

For more fun reading, we have a Read and Return section in the Library Living Room that is on the honor system.  All of our other collections need to be checked out using your UMass Pass at the Circulation Desk.

Any questions?  Please contact us:
Circulation Desk: 508-999-8750
Learning Commons, IT Help: 508-999-8884
Learning Commons, Research Help: 508-999-8678
See our library calendar to see our hours for each day.

Welcome Back!

 Claire T. Carney Library Staff

Magical Summer Book Club: August Meeting

Calling all readers! We’re enjoying a Magical Sumcastle-1054099_960_720mer with children’s fantasy novels.

Our final meeting is on Wednesday, August 17th , 12pm-1pm, Library 314. W e’ll discuss So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane. For details about the book, see the official web site for the series:

Faculty, staff, and students are all welcome. Feel free to bring your lunch!

Contact Hilary Kraus ( / 508-999-8681 )