Books on the Move – April 2011 – The library construction and renovation project is underway

The library construction and renovation project is underway.  There was a temporary delay for a redesign issue, but we are now back on track.

In April, the core book collection will be relocated to shelving on the 1st and 2nd floors.  The UMassd Law Library will also hold some books from the Claire T. Carney Library for the duration of the construction project.  All of these books will be available for browsing and borrowing.  The remainder of the book collection will be moved to off site storage for the duration of the project.  The last day when the entire collection will be available in the Claire T. Carney Library building is April 3, 2011.

A careful selection process was conducted to keep the most requested books here on campus.  Interlibrary loan,  virtual catalog and other services will be available to meet your book borrowing needs for items that are not available here.   Every effort will be made to meets these needs as quickly as possible.

The journal collection will remain in the library in its entirety until late in the fall 2011 semester when the building project will move to its next phase.  Again, the most used print journals will remain in the building while others are removed to storage while the renovation is underway.

We realize that this is a change in the way we do business, but it is a necessary step in creating the new Claire T. Carney Library building.  We appreciate your patience and understanding during this process.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Terry Burton, ext 8664, or Catherine Fortier-Barnes, ext 8665,