The Claire T. Carney Library has an excellent collection of books on the sciences on the 5th floor.
You're welcome (and encouraged) to browse the books in person, but you also can plan ahead and see what our library and other libraries have from wherever you are. This page will help you with both approaches to finding books.
If there's a book you're interested in that we don't have, see the Interlibrary Loan tab for information on how to get it!
Here's a quick guide on how to read call numbers in our library (and most other academic libraries).
The first line is read in alphabetical order.
Read the second line in numerical order.
The third line is tricky. Read the letter in alphabetical order then the number as a decimal.
Sometimes the fourth line will look like this and you read it exactly like the other line.
When you see a line near the bottom that looks like a year, it is a year! This goes in numerical order.
You could think of a call number like a detailed address in reverse: planet, country, state, city, street, street number. Each line helps you narrow down the book's exact location!
Use the search box below to run a quick search for books, or use the advanced search page to limit your material type to books prior to searching.
The library has access to eBooks across disciplines. To locate eBooks in the catalog, follow the steps outlined below. If you are off-campus, you will be prompted to log in with your myUmassD information to access library resources.
The quickest way to locate eBooks using keyword searching is outlined in the following screenshots:
If you're a fully online student, see the link below for information about how to get home delivery of books from our collection.