Category Archives: Library Services

Claire T. Carney Library Open 24/7 Starting Sunday, April 26th! Come Study and Finish Up Your Research

Poster of Claire T. Carney Library and Open 24 HoursThe Claire T. Carney Library is happy to open its doors to the UMassD community for 24/7 hours starting on the night of April 26 (Sunday) until May 13 (Tuesday) when we will close at 10PM.  Library services for Circulation/Reserves, the Digital Media Center, and Reference will not have extended hours, so make sure to visit those service points during regular hours.  You will also need a UMass Pass to enter the building after 10PM.

We hope you will find a variety of study spaces to choose from including our quiet study areas in the South Reading Room and Grand Reading Room (when no events are scheduled), several group study rooms available by reservation, and many individual and group study areas throughout the building.

We also encourage everyone to be respectful of the space and other students by watching noise levels and picking up after yourselves should you bring any food/drink.

The Campus Transportation Department will be providing Shuttle Service in a continuous loop to and from the library from April 27 – May 8.  You may also choose the Flex Parking program which will offer all Residential and Commuter students with cars the option of parking in lots 13, 14 and 15 from 6pm to 6am during this time frame.  Starting May 9th – May 13th “Safe Ride Shuttle Service” will be provided by calling and arrange a pick up at the Library between the hours of 2am and 7am (Transportation Dispatcher 508-999-9175).

Also, Dining Services would like to offer extended hours at the Library Café until 12am beginning Monday April 27th, below are the hours of operation for the dates listed:

Spring 2015-Library Cafe:

  • Monday, April 27     9 AM-Midnight
  • Tuesday, April 28    9 AM-Midnight
  • Wednesday, April 29  9 AM-Midnight
  • Thursday, April 30   9 AM-Midnight
  • Friday, May 1*       9 AM-9 PM
  • Saturday, May 2*     9 AM-9 PM
  • Sunday, May 3        5 PM-Midnight
  • Monday May 4         9 AM-Midnight
  • Tuesday, May 5       9 AM-Midnight
  • Wednesday, May 6     9 AM-Midnight
  • Thursday, May 7      9 AM-Midnight
  • Friday, May 8*       9 AM-9 PM

Closed after business on May 8th.

We wish you all the best with your exams and a productive end to the semester!   :)

Welcome back! We hope you had a great break. Stop by the Carney Library, we’ve got few things for you to check out (and to remind you of!)

Welcome Back! Arnie Greets Returning Students in Library Learning CommonsWelcome back for the spring semester! We hope you had a great break.

So now that you’re back we thought we’d remind you about a few things.

The library is back to regular hours starting on Monday, but if you’re unsure you can always check our library calendar to see our hours for each day.

There are lots of study spaces throughout the library for individual and group study and we’ve added more movable white boards to help you work things out. Of course on the first and second floors, there are the Learning Commons and Scholarly Commons complete with computers and printing facilities. And near the Learning Commons on the first floor there is a large quiet study space in the South Reading Room.

Need a laptop for your work in the library? Check one out at the first floor Circulation Desk. Want to schedulae a place for your group to study, then go online and reserve the room!  Or perhaps wish to just notify a friend about where you’re going to be studying in the library. Then send them a link with a pointer on a library floor map of where you’ll be using the Find Me Here tool.

If your back and already thinking about your senior project, your master’s thesis or the big paper you’ll have to write this semester, you might want to look up one of our expert subject librarians to help you with your research.

Wait, you’re back, but your an online student. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with 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.

On the other hand, if just finished moving back in and are looking for some stress free reading to relax with, check-out our New Books Shelf just across from the Circulation Desk on the first floor or pop over into the Library Living Room and see what’s there for you on the Books to Go @ The Carney Library shelves.

Anyway, we hope you get the point. We’re glad you’re back and we hope that you’ll stop by at one of our service points and ask if there is some way we can be of help … or if you want, just to say Hi!

Welcome Back!

Carney Library Staff

LibGuides Have Been Updated – All Is Well :-) – Friday, Jan. 23rd

LibGuidesTransitionSMUpdate News: LibGuides were successfully updated today. Enjoy the new system!


We are transitioning our library guides to a new system version! This update and transition will begin on Friday morning, January 23rd. During the day on Friday, the LibGuides will become temporarily unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, however, we are looking forward to making use of the new features and capabilities that will come with this latest version to better serve you.

Welcome, Or Welcome Back To UMass Dartmouth! We Are Happy You Are Back. Come See Us Soon!

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Welcome back!
UMass Dartmouth!

We are pleased to have you here and proud of our fine library services and facilities at the Claire T. Carney Library on the main campus and the Law Library on the UMass School of Law campus. Library staff are geared up with excellent resources and a helpful attitude to assist you in using information to enhance your learning, research, and personal growth. Come see us early and often!

Our library offers many great places to study and work either individually or as a group.

Need some quiet to concentrate? 1st floor – Official Quiet Study – South Reading Room

Need a place for your group to meet? Group Study Rooms – Make sure to reserve to ensure usage. See instructions below:

  • 127 – Mediascape Room – Comes with large monitor that you can connect to with your laptop. Good for small groups.
  • 217 – Mediascape Room – Duel screen monitors that you can connect to with your laptop. Good for small groups.
  • 310, 311, 312 313 – Rooms with tables, chairs and white boards – good for groups up to 12
  • 318, 319 – Rooms with tables, chairs and white boards – good for groups up to 16

Reserve these rooms using ReservIT, which is located on the myUMassD portal under campus tools.

We also have a Graduate Study Room (306) and a Veterans’ Reading Room (354), which do not need to be reserved.  :-)

See this orientation guide for more info about our spaces and using ReservIT, as well as other great library information.

Check out the video! Free Superseded Charts and Maps Available @ the Claire T. Carney Library

Find out more, check out our video:

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Now that you’ve watched the video …

Remember that the free superseded charts and maps @ the Claire T. Carney Library are located in a bin beside the map cabinets adjacent to Group Study Room 311 on the third floor of the library.

And don’t forget to please re-roll any charts you decide not to take and place them in the bin for others. Thank you!

More questions? Please contact our map librarian, Paige Gibbs.

Veterans’ Reading Room At The Claire T. Carney Library – A Recognition of Service, A Place Of Support

Looking Through The Veterans' Reading Room DoorWith Veterans Day just around the corner we’d like to join in the university’s recognition of veterans and active duty military at UMassD by reminding all of the Claire T. Carney Library’s Veterans Reading Room

Students who are veterans or active duty military are invited to take advantage of the Veterans’ Reading Room in the Claire T. Carney Library. The space, developed in consultation with the Student Veterans Association and UMass Dartmouth Veterans Affairs, offers comfortable study and interaction geared toward the particular needs of the veteran student — less glass, VA and other resources, comradeship, and support. A library study space focused on veterans’ needs is a fairly rare item, so please let us know if there is anything you need to make the VRR more useful to you. We thank you for your service.

Statements on Veterans’ Services and the Veterans’ Reading Room from our collaborators, the Student Veterans Association and Student Affairs:

The Student Veterans Association is committed to helping past, present and future Veterans at UMass Dartmouth. As a student group, we help facilitate events and support for military members. UMassD has done an excellent job by setting up the Veterans’ Reading Room in the library as a central place to study and meet like minded individuals. We pride ourselves in developing professional skills and talent as the next generation of the future leaders from UMassD.

Whether you are a student, staff or faculty member, please know that you a valued Veteran and member of our campus community. I hope you will accept our appreciation for your service, as well as our interest in who you are, as well as your experiences and opinions. Please feel free to contact us at with any questions or comments you may have. Ronald Voltz, our Veteran Assistant, is eager to connect with you as a colleague and peer resource. Based out of the Student Affairs Office (Campus Center, suite 221), Ron spends time in the Veterans Reading Room, as well as throughout campus talking with Student Veterans and representing their interests throughout the University. Many thanks for your service to our country and your feedback on how UMass Dartmouth can serve you better. Sincerely, Shelly Metivier Scott, Associate Dean of Students, UMass Dartmouth.

Terry Burrton

Terrance M. Burton
Dean of Library Services
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
508-999-8664 (t)
508-999-8987 (f)

More Info on the Veterans’ Reading Room:

Library Orientation for Students in Fully-Online Programs – Two Days – October 8th & 9th


Library Online Wherever you are! Images of students interacting online with librarianLibrarians at Claire T. Carney Library are offering an orientation to online library services. Sign up for one of two sessions designed especially for students in online programs. Find out how the Carney Library’s staff and resources can help you succeed. The orientation will cover key library services, including the library’s new Primo discovery search, free home delivery of books and electronic delivery of articles, registration for a library card/university ID, and the availability of research help and technical support.

The orientation sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, October 8th from 6 to 6:45 pm and Wednesday, October 9th from 10 to 10:45 am. The sessions will be conducted using Blackboard Collaborate, an online teaching and learning tool. We will email attendees the link to the Collaborate classroom and directions for accessing it.

If you’re interested in attending one of the sessions, please complete the online registration form by Monday, October 7th.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions!


Matt Sylvain, Library Online Support Coordinator
Charlie McNeil, Library Systems and Digital Services Librarian

Feedback from previous attendees:

“The orientation was a wonderful experience and a great way to interact with online students. Thank you”

“Lastly, the availability of the library liaison is very useful to an online student and shows how serious you are about delivering a first-class online education experience.”

“Thanks for your time and patience with the technology challenged!”

“The important thing to me is that the orientation made me feel that full on-line students are also part of the library and that you care about us…now I have something else to love about UMassD.”

“Being a returning student with minimal computer resource knowledge, this instruction has made me more comfortable to pursue information and provided the avenues in which I would be able to obtain it.”

Interlibrary Loan Services Will Be Temporarily Unavailable During System Upgrade on Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 2 – 5 pm

Claire T. Carney Library Interlibrary Loan Services will be temporarily unavailable on Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm as the library performs upgrade maintenance on it’s ILLiad Interlibrary Loan System and Server. Services will be restored as soon as the upgrade is completed.

Thank you for your patience during this upgrade process.

UMassD Claire T. Carney Library 24 HOUR Opening Starts Sunday, April 21

Library Open 24 HRS with Graphic of Library at NightThe Claire T. Carney Library will be open continuously from noon on Sunday April 21 through 1:30 AM on Monday May 6. The hours on May 6 – 8 are 7:30 AM – 1:30 AM. This period covers the last days of classes and the final exam period. Regular library services such as circulation/reserve transactions and reference assistance will only be available on the same schedule as regular library hours. IT assistance will be available at the Learning Commons service point on the 1st floor for all of the hours that the building is open.

Extended hours are for members of the UMD community only.
A valid UMass Pass is required for entrance to the building after 10 PM.

You will be required to swipe your card at the door in order to enter the building. This only works at the 3 doors in the addition. The door on the 2nd floor connecting to SENG is for emergency exit only after 10 PM. If you need to obtain a UMass Pass, please go to their office located on the ground floor of the campus center Monday – Friday 9 AM to 4 PM.

Personnel from the Department of Public Safety and DART van service will be available.

These extended hours are sponsored by the Claire T. Carney Library, CITS, UMD Dept of Public Safety and Campus Services.

Please contact the Library Dean at for general information and the IT Student Services Center or 508-999-8884 for IT questions.

Library Group Study Rooms – You Can Now ReservIt!

ReservIT Screen Shot, Group Study Map and Picture of A Group Study Room

Good News! We are happy to announce that our third floor group study rooms (and the first and second floor Mediascape rooms) may now be reserved by students through ReservIt. You can access this through the portal under “campus tools” or from the dedicated terminal on the library’s third floor.

Students in groups of three or more may reserve group study rooms (two or more students for Mediascape room) up to three hours a week and may book a space either a minute before use or up to two weeks in advance.

These rooms are available only when the library is open.

Do you need help finding the group study rooms in ReservIt? If so, check out this short tutorial.

Questions? Please feel free to email: