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Fast Facts for UNH Library - Durham


Initial circulations (excludes reserves) 80,522
Reference transactions 11,833
Library instruction sessions 281
Sessions (logins) to databases & services (includes UNHM) 379,792
Loans provided to other libraries 30,583
Loans received from other libraries 17,439
Visits to website 666,410


Volumes 2,131,367
Net volumes added 13,928
Electronic books (includes UNHM) 345,041
Total serials (journals, magazines, newspapers) currently received (titles) 58,875
Electronic serials - purchased & freely accessible (titles) 51,017
Audio, film & video 23,106
Cartographic (maps & globes) 57,526
Manuscripts & archives (linear feet) 8,523
Total expenditures for materials $5,440,501


Professional staff (faculty librarians & PATs) FTE 37
Support staff FTE 35
Student assistants FTE 22
Total expenditures for staffing $4,778,320

Fun Facts & Activities

Most popular subject areas in collections (based on circulation by call number range, 6/12-12/12)

  • Performing arts/show business (PN)
  • American literature (PS)
  • English literature (PR)
  • Music scores (M)
  • Books in general (Z)
  • Education, general (L)
  • Romance Languages (PC)
  • Mathematics (QA)
  • Social Pathology (HV)

Most popular government print publications (print collection circulation, by agency)

  • Dept. of Health & Human Services
  • Dept. of Defense
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • Congressional Committees
  • Dept. of Education

Frazzle-Free Finals events at the library

Swing Your "Cartner" – Library Book Cart Brigade Touts Services - contra dancing with library book carts

General Description

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The UNH Library supports the educational and research activities of the students, faculty, and staff of the University of New Hampshire while serving New Hampshire residents as a research-level library and depository for US and NH government publications. The UNH Library includes the main Dimond Library, four libraries for biological sciences, physical sciences, and engineering, and a library storage facility. Dimond Library houses collections in the social sciences, humanities, business, health and human services, education, earth sciences, and government documents (including maps). Dimond Library is also the home of the Dimond Academic Commons, the Douglas and Helena Milne Special Collections and Archives, and the University Museum.

The UNH Library has approximately 2 million print and electronic volumes and over 36,000 print and electronic serial subscriptions. Its holdings are supplemented by access to the collections of the Boston Library Consortium members as well as libraries across the country through interlibrary loan. The UNH Library is also active in digitizing, preserving, and making accessible materials in its collections.

Library locations offer wired and wireless Internet access, computer workstations, individual study and collaborative group work spaces, and experienced reference assistance. As part of a public university, the UNH Library is open to all.