Claire T. Carney Library Hours – A Memorandum from UMassD Provost Mohammad Karim

UMass Dartmouth


To: Students, Faculty, and Staff

From: Provost Mohammad Karim

Subject: Library Hours

There appears to be significant confusion about the announced operating hours of the Claire T. Carney Library. The current hours are the same as they have been for the past several years at the beginning of the academic year. As new students and professional staff are hired and trained, we fully expect the hours to be expanded, as in past years, by the end of September.

At the same time, we constantly monitor the usage of the library and its services so that we can make adjustments as needed. We also work closely with the Student Government Association’s Committee on the Library and Information Technology and the Graduate Student Senate to address concerns and consider new ideas raised by students.

The Claire T. Carney Library is a remarkable resource for our students, as both a collection of valuable materials and a place to gather around intellectual pursuits. We are fully committed to making the Library as accessible as possible.


Mohammad Karim