The Claire T. Carney Library at UMass Dartmouth has taken on a new look, thanks to a $45 million expansion and renovation project.  Officials held a "soft opening" on Tuesday for students.  Architect Ben Youtz of Design Lab Architects in Boston says the library space needed a facelift......

Designing the new library began four years ago.  The new library features wide open seating areas, more technology, quiet rooms for studying, plus a coffee and snack bar, and two fire places.  Assistant Dean of Lbrary Services Catherine Fortier-Barnes...

tsm - Catherine Fortier-Barnes, Assistant Dean For Library Services

 

In fact, the place is so welcoming, University officials are calling it..."the new campus living room.' The official opening is set for April 2.