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Library Orientation Guide for Students


Learn more about our collections and materials available for borrowing here including print and equipment reserve items.

Borrowing Basics

Library Card = UMass Pass
Currently registered students of UMass Dartmouth are eligible to borrow upon presentation of a valid UMass Pass.  We cannot accept any other forms of ID such as a driver's license.  If you should forget your ID and need to borrow something, we can hold your materials for one day.  

Length of Loans
Books should be returned as soon as they are no longer needed and are due thirty days after they are borrowed. Participants in special programs are limited by the length of the program.  

Books may be renewed up to three times if not requested by other patrons.  

Number of Items to Check Out 
Books = 30

My Library Account
You can check your own library account by logging in here:



Print Reserves are materials physically located on the reserve shelves at the Access Services Desk on the first floor of the library. Examples of materials available there are books, textbooks, paper copies of journal articles, homework assignments, case studies, sample exams, etc.

Other digitized class materials will be made available to students via MyCourses and students should check with faculty with any questions.  

Search Primo Course Reserves by course, instructor or department.  You can also browse our reserve binders located on the main desk.   

*We ONLY have textbooks that are placed on reserve by the professor.  The Library does not purchase textbooks for the collection, so please check with your professor first.  

AV Equipment

We circulate AV equipment!  We have several laptops and these are extremely popular.  But we also have many other things:

Audiocassette Recorders
Camcorders - digital and VHS
Cameras - digital
Document Cameras
DVD Players
Extension Cords                                                   
Laptops  (Available for overnight loans!)
Laser pointers
MAC adaptors
Microphones (for classroom use)
Portable PA system
Portable videotape players (VTPs)
Radio/Compact disc players
Slide projectors

We also circulate dry erase markers for use in the group study rooms.

Most loans are due back to our desk one hour before closing, which can change according to the library's schedule.  

Health Sciences and Engineering Librarian

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Kari Mofford
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Claire T. Carney Library
Room 238
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747