Category Archives: Library Services

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

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

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

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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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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 veterans@umassd.edu 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)
tburton@umassd.edu

More Info on the Veterans’ Reading Room: http://library.umassd.edu/about/veterans-reading-room-claire-t-carney-library