Category Archives: Library Services

SciFi Book Club to discuss A Night in the Lonesome October

The SciFi Book Club is reading A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny for our October meeting. Nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1994, this was the author’s final work before his death in 1995. Zelanzy, author of poetry and prose, has an impressive bibliography for his short 58 years. He’s been cited as an influence of several important contemporary authors such as Neil Gaiman and George R.R. Martin.

Taking place from the perspective of a dog, the reader is introduced to familiar and not so familiar characters (with their animal familiars) as some try to open a portal to let the Elder Gods in to Earth and others try to keep the portal closed. Let’s just say if you’re a fan of H.P. Lovecraft, you should read this. With each chapter (plus an introduction) representing one day of October and a storyline that mixes the supernatural with horror and humor, we felt this was a fitting choice for October.

The book also includes illustrations by Gahan Wilson, a celebrated cartoonist known for his dark humor. You can find a sample of some of his work on his official website.

The Claire T. Carney Library has one copy of this book on 7 day reserve (and many of Zelazny’s other books), but you can also look at your public library or use our interlibrary loan service to get your hands on this one.

We look forward to seeing you at our meeting on Tuesday, October 31st at 2pm in Library 314. Halloween costumes are welcome!

Claire T. Carney Library End of Semester Announcement

Poster of Claire T. Carney Library and Open 24 HoursThe Claire T. Carney Library will open its doors to the UMassD community for 24/7 hours starting at noon on April 23 (Sunday) until May 10 (Wednesday) 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 and until regular opening hours the next day.

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.

Please be mindful that we will be close to seating capacity, so if you are at a group table and not expecting team members, please use our Open/Taken table tents to offer seats to others.

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.

If you have any question, please contact our staff either at the Circulation/Reserve desk (x8750), the Learning Commons desk (x8884), or the overnight security staff.

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

Get Books & Articles from Other Libraries

Image of an interlibrary loan vanIs there an article you need for your research, but our library doesn’t have it? Never fear! You can request articles via our interlibrary loan service. It’s a quick and free online process for the active UMD community (faculty/staff/students), and we’ll try to get an electronic copy of your article (pdf) as quickly as possible. Turnaround time varies for those we can obtain, but many articles are received within 48 hours.

Do you need a book we don’t own? The same service can get you books from other libraries! Books we can obtain take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to arrive, so please plan ahead.

Place your article or book ILL requests here:
http://library.umassd.edu/services/interlibrary-loan-services

Questions? Ask a librarian!
http://library.umassd.edu/help/ask-librarian

Need Help Finishing those Research Papers?

Writing and Reading Center's "Write-In" on December 7, 2016 from 8 PM to midnightThe Claire T. Carney Library and the Writing and Reading Center have you covered. If you need help finding journal articles, statistics, etc., stop by the library’s reference desk or contact us online. If you need specialized help, consider contacting the librarian responsible for your major.

Finding it difficult to write that last paper or commit to its final revision? Join other like-minded students for the Writing and Reading Center’s semi-annual “Write-in”
next Monday, May 2nd, from 8p.m. to midnight in LARTS 219. Tutors will be available, and refreshments will be served. No sign-up necessary, but If you want to commit to attending as a way to make sure you won’t put off your paper-writing, sign up at arc_writingcenter@umassd.edu. All you need is paper, pen or a laptop. There will be computers available, but bring yours if convenient

Let’s do this…together!

Commonwealth Catalog – Now Available at UMassD!

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We are pleased to announce that UMass Dartmouth faculty, staff and students can borrow material through the Commonwealth Catalog (ComCat)!

Through ComCat, you can request books, dvds, and music from hundreds of libraries statewide. Most public libraries participate as do a few universities such as UMass Dartmouth, UMass Amherst, and Bridgewater State University. The catalog is a  great place to search for popular books, dvds, and music. Make a request and it will be delivered right to UMass Dartmouth for quick pickup.

Questions? Email libill@umassd.edu.

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