About Us

  • Hours
    Opening and closing times for our locations with a list of upcoming exceptions
  • Staff Directory
    Contact information for library faculty and staff
  • Contact Us
    Call or locate a department, library location, or service center
  • Directions & Parking
    Transportation options and visitor information
  • Policies
    Official word on borrowing, renewing, fines, copyright, and much more
  • Mission & Planning
    Our vision, identity, and organizational values
  • Giving to the Library
    Contributions of all kinds can help; learn how you can make a difference
  • Student Employment
    Hiring dates, qualifications, and other information about working for the library

Fun Facts

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 (circulation, by agency, 2013-14)

  • Dept. of Defense
  • Dept. of Health & Human Services
  • National Park Service
  • Dept. of State
  • Dept. of Justice

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.