UMass Dartmouth: Weather Alert – Campus closed Monday 4 p.m. through Wednesday, 5 p.m. Ring Road parking ban.

Due to the forecast of an historic winter storm, UMass Dartmouth will be closed Monday, January 26, at 4 p.m. and will re-open Wednesday, January 28, at 5 p.m. All classes, except online course, are cancelled during the closure.

A Ring Road parking ban is effect until further notice. Automobiles violating the ban will be subject to towing.

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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

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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.

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Dystopian Fiction Book Club – February meetings at the Claire T. Carney Library

Dystopia UMassD - Join the Club ... the book clubDuring the first week of February, the Dystopian Fiction Book Club will explore Margaret Atwood’s disturbing novel, The Handmaid’s Tale.

We’re meeting twice to accommodate as many interested readers as possible. All are welcome at one or both of our meetings!

Meeting times are:

Feb. 4, 2pm-3pm (Carney Library, Room 314)
Feb. 5, 2pm-3pm (Carney Library, Room 314)

Even if you haven’t finished the book, feel free to come anyway, and learn about what our meetings our like. You can also get a head start on our next book, which will be Lois Lowry’s The Giver.

Busy during our February meetings? Never fear! You can still come to any of our future discussions in March and April.


Contact Hilary Kraus ( or Kari Mofford (!

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Dystopian Fiction Book Club – Spring Semester Update – Claire T. Carney Library

Dystopian XMass

Dystopian Fiction Book Club – Spring Semester Update
The Dystopian Fiction Book Club met in December for two illuminating discussions of Ray Bradbury’s classic novel, Fahrenheit 451.

This spring, we’ll be reading:

  • The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood (February meetings)
  • The Giver, by Lois Lowry (March)
  • Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley (April)

We hope you’ll enjoy The Handmaid’s Tale over the winter break, and arrive with lots of ideas and questions at the start of spring semester.

Winter is a lovely time to read! Have a happy, book-filled vacation.

Questions? Contact Hilary ( or Kari (!

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Wishing You A Restful & Safe Winter Break: Happy Holidays From the Claire T. Carney Library!

Image of Arnie the Corsair with a snowy Claire T. Carney Library behind in the distance.

Happy Holidays From the Claire T. Carney Library!

Wishing You A
Restful & Safe
Winter Break.

Happy Holidays!

From the
Claire T. Carney Library

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Claire T. Carney Library Book & Toy Drive – Bring ‘Em In Now!

Children's Book & Toy DriveA children’s books and toy collection is underway until Dec 14th at the Claire T. Carney Library. Please bring new children’s books and toys to the library and place them in the collection box near the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor. The donated items will be distributed to local families for the holidays. Let’s help to bring some holiday cheer to local families in need. The event is sponsored by the Claire T. Carney Library.

For more information, please contact Catherine Fortier-Barnes at or Ext. 8665.

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InterLibrary Loan Services Are Back Up


Update 4:00: Illiad and WorldCat are back up! Thank you for your patience! 

Update 11:53: The vendor has determined and resolved the cause of the service issues. They are in the process of bringing services online. The complete restoration may take a few hours.

11:09: The vendor that provides Illiad and Worldcat is experiencing service outages. They assure us that they are working diligently to restore service but have no estimated time for resolution. We will update this message as new information becomes available.

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Stressing Out With Studying and Papers Due – DE-STRESS DAY, Thursday, Dec. 4th 10-2pm, Carney Library Living Room

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Stressing Out With Studying and Papers Due?
Join us in the Carney Library for DE-STRESS DAY!
Thursday, Dec. 4th 10am – 2pm in the Library Living Room.

  • Visit with Tucker, a therapy dog, from 10-11 am
  • Get a mini-massage
  • Play! Arts, Crafts, & Games
  • Walk away your worries in the Labyrinth (weather permitting)

Sponsored by:
The Claire T. Carney Library; The Counseling Center; LiveWell: The Office of Health Education, Promotion, & Wellness; The Peer Health Educators; Active Minds; The Catholic Campus Ministry

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Happy Thanksgiving! – From the Carney Library Staff

Happy Thanksgiving - Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Break.Have a great break!

Keep it safe and happy.

- The Carney Library Staff

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