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University of New Hampshire
9 Library Way
Durham, NH 03824
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General InformationThe David G. Clark Memorial Physics Library provides reference service and materials on physics and astronomy, from introductory to research level. The library includes over 25,000 volumes. Major indexes and most journals are available online. Related science materials may be found at the Chemistry Library, the Engineering/Math/Computer Science Library, or the Biological Sciences Library. Some popular and historical physics and astronomy literature is held at the Dimond Library. For a historical look at the Physics Library, please view our slideshow.
Physics Library Hours
Exceptions to end of Spring Semester Schedule (End of Final Exam period):
Monday-Tuesday (May 13-14): 8 am - 10 pm
Wednesday (May 15): 8 am - 9 pm
Thursday-Friday (May 16-17): 8 am - 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday (May 18-19): CLOSED
Notes: If the University curtails operations (closes for any reason), the Physics Library normally closes.
To confirm Physics Library hours at the start of each semester, between semesters, around holidays, and during storm events, please call (603) 862-2348. To check on the University's status,please call 862-0000, the University's Storm Information Line or connect to the UNH Emergency and Storm Info website. Another good source of info is the UNH Library hours website, which shows posted exceptions when you click on the name of the branch or department.
Online material is accessible directly through links in the catalog records. Locations for physical items (print, recordings, etc.) are listed. If you are a UNH student, staff or faculty member who is off-campus, log in to Blackboard first and click on "Library" to gain access to online materials.
You can request a broader array of books and other materials from our partner libraries as well.
Special guides: For online help locating properties, other data, research articles on your topic, etc., you can use our brief subject-selective list of online reference materials, or our in-depth reference guides for astronomy, space science, and physics. The UNH Library's web page has information on all Library areas and many services, and the Databases offers access to subscription databases on all topics covered at UNH.
Click here for a monthly listing of new Physics Library books. New books can be checked out for two weeks. Most new books are displayed near the front reading area.
Click here for a list of selected online resources for physics and astronomy.
Recalls and holds: ask at the desk or use the "Request" button in the online catalog if a book you need is out. Non-reserve library books can be recalled and held for you. To get material from Storage, please use the light blue "Request" button in the online catalog; check with staff for more information.
Copying and printing: Photocopying and printing are $0.10 per page (black-and-white). Color printing is $0.50 per page. There is a per-page discount for double-sided printing in black-and-white or color. The photocopier and printer accept payment with Cat's Cache on University ID's or guest cards.
Cat's Cache: Reusable Cat's Cache guest cards are available from the vending machine at the Physics Library. Members of the UNH community may add value to their UNH ID online via Blackboard; guests may add value at an "Add Value" machines (AMC) around campus. The closest one to DeMeritt Hall is at Dimond Library on the main floor. AMCs take Visa, MasterCard and bills ($1, $5, $10, $20).
Notes: UNH student ID's are automatically associated with Cat's Cache accounts. Faculty and staff who wish to use their University ID's may set up an account at the ID Office at Holloway Commons. For more information, please see the Cat's Cache web site or call 862-CARD.
Manual entry (copier only): if you wish to enter your ID number manually, you must include the issue number from your ID card. For example, if your ID number is 9xxxxxxxx and your issue number is 01, enter 9xxxxxxxx01 on the card reader.
Scanning: Branch library copiers provide self-service scanning at no charge. A Cat's Cache card is used to activate the scanner service, but no funds are deducted. If you do not have Cat's Cache, staff can activate the scanner for you. Scanned pages are sent to email. A dedicated scanner for larger projects is available at no charge at Dimond Library.
Document delivery:UNH faculty, staff and students may request a scanned copy of an article from our print collection. For Physics Library journals, please send your request, including the complete citation, to: EPSlibraries@gmail.com
Scans are black-and-white PDF and are normally emailed within 24 hours (Monday-Friday).
Materials from other libraries:
Infotrieve document service has been discontinued as of July 2011. We hope to add "Get It Now!" service from the Copyright Clearance Center in Fall 2012.
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Other Branch Libraries: Biological Sciences Chemistry Engineering, Math & Computer Science
Other Library Links: Collection Management Government Information Circulation Dept. (Dimond)
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This page last updated on 5 June 2012