Is 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.
The 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 email@example.com. All you need is paper, pen or a laptop. There will be computers available, but bring yours if convenient
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.
Come to the Library’s Living Room for our Game Night this Thursday night (March 10) from 7-10 PM. We will have a selection of board games for everyone to enjoy. Perfect way to decompress and enjoy time with friends.
The 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 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 Commonscomplete 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 theBooks 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!
Update 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.
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!