Monthly Archives: December 2012

On the eve before Christmas, when all through the library. Not a creature was stirring, not even a … but wait …

Christmas Eve 2012On the eve before Christmas, when all through the library. Not a creature was stirring, not even a … but wait … there was a grad student in working on their research, a couple working on some graphics near the Digital Media Center, and someone, presumably after checking their list twice, was actually checking out some books.

Hopefully you got what was on your list too!

Glad we could be there for you.

Happy Holidays from the Claire T. Carney Library!


Season’s Greetings from the Claire T. Carney Library – Enjoy Your Intersession Break – We’ll Be Here If You Need Us!

Season's Greetings! Claire T. Carney LibraryBest wishes from the Claire T. Carney Library staff. We wish you a safe and happy holiday season. Enjoy your break and we’ll see you in the new year!

The Carney Library will have modified hours over the winter intersession. For more information about our holiday and winter intersession hours, please visit our Library Hours & Events web page and the university academic calendar.

Remember, the library website and databases will continue to be available throughout the break, so if you still have work to do, we’re here for you.

Enjoy Your Break!

Good Luck On Your Exams! Remember, We’re Open 24 Hrs for Study, or Just Stop By If We Can Help

Good Luck on Your Exams ... a woman studyingGood Luck on your Exams!

Remember the library is open 24 hrs for your study and research until 1:30 AM on Monday, December 17.

The lights are on, the computers are up, and there is a table ready for you to spread out on.  So join your friends and the students who are already here studying or taking a break in between exams. Finish strong together!

Extended 24 Hours Opening for Library Computer Lab Rooms 225 and 226 Thru This Friday

Library Computer Lab 225 Open 24 HRs

We are pleased to announce that LIB 225 and LIB 226 (2nd floor computer labs) will remain open 24 hours through this Friday, 12/14/2012. They will return to their regularly scheduled hours Friday afternoon, closing at 5:00 pm.

Terrance M. Burton
Dean of Library Services
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Additional Computer Study Available – Claire T. Carney Library

2nd Floor Computer Lab - Claire T. Carney LibraryLIB-225 and LIB-226 [Computer Labs on the 2nd floor of the Claire T. Carney Library] are now available as additional computer study space. The opening adds 64 computers to the 126 available in the first floor Learning Commons and the second floor Scholarly Commons. Laptops are also available for check out at the MCLP service point at the Learning Commons Information Desk.

Hours are:

  • Sunday, 12noon – 11:00pm
  • Monday – Thursday, 7:45am – 11:00pm
  • Friday, 7:45am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Class reservations require that these labs be cleared 15 minutes before scheduled class time.

~Please check the posted schedule and plan your work accordingly.~

Terrance M. Burton
Dean of Library Services
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Shuttle Hours Expanded in support of 24/7 Library Hours – Dec. 3rd to Dec. 16th

Transportation Services Shuttle VanUMassD Transportation Services will operate 1 shuttle from 2:00 a.m. until 7:30 a.m. from December 3rd to December 16th in support of 24/7 library hours. Regular shuttle service will operate until 2:00 a.m. and begin again at 7:30 a.m. Together these routes will provide continuous service to the Library. This shuttle will operate only for students seeking transportation from or to the library. Service will be provided by a marked UMass Dartmouth shuttle and staffed by UMass Dartmouth Transportation Services Personnel.

Beginning at 2:00 a.m. the shuttle will loop through the stops listed below every 30 minutes and then return to the top of the library loading dock until its next loop. Students leaving the library may take the shuttle back to any of the designated stops or to their vehicle if parked on campus.

Shuttle Stops

Specific Pickup Location

Library The shuttle will pull up to the top of the library loading dock
Cedar Dell West Designated Corsair Shuttle Stop
Cedar Dell South Designated Corsair Shuttle Stop
Cedar Dell Middle Designated Corsair Shuttle Stop
Birch Front Entrance
Hickory Front Entrance
Woodland Commons Designated Corsair Shuttle Stop
Evergreen Front Entrance
Willow Front Entrance
Oak Glen/Pine Dale/Roberts/Chestnut Designated Corsair Shuttle Stop
Elmwood Designated Corsair Shuttle Stop
Maple Ridge Designated Corsair Shuttle Stop

Please contact the Transportation Office via email at or by phone at (508) 999-9175 with any questions regarding this service.

Thank You UMassD Transportation Services!!

Claire T. Carney Library Open 24/7 Starting Sunday, December 2nd at NOON!

Library Open 24 Hours

The Claire T. Carney Library will be open continuously from NOON on Sunday December 2 through 1:30 AM on Monday December 17.  This period covers the last days of classes and most of the final exam period.  Regular library services such as circulation/ reserve transactions will only be available on the same schedule as regular library hours.  IT assistance will be available at the Learning Commons service point on the 1st floor for all of the hours that the building is open.

Extended hours are for members of the UMD community only. Please have your UMass Pass with you as you ma be asked to present it during the overnight hours to verify eligibility for the extended hours.  If you need to obtain a UMass Pass, please go to their office located on the ground floor of the campus centerMonday – Friday 9 AM to 4 PM.

Personnel from the Department of Public safety and DART van service will be available.

These extended hours are sponsored by the Claire T. Carney Library, CITS, UMD Dept of Public Safety and Campus Services.

Please contact the Library Dean at for general information and the IT Student Services Center or 508-999-8884 for IT questions.

Terrance M. Burton
Dean of Library Services
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth