Dimond Library

Milne Room Renovations

Posted June 1, 2015

The Milne Room (New Book Room) in Dimond Library will be closed for renovation from Wednesday, June 3 to Friday, June 19. During the renovation, all materials will be available.

  • New Books will be located in the alcove next to the North Elevator on Level 3
  • Magazines and Newspapers will be located in the Addison Room on Level 3

Be sure to ask a staff person if you need help finding anything.

Frazzle Free Finals Fall 2016

Posted November 30, 2016

UNH mascot holding good luck sign for students

Monday, December 12

Study Buddies

Various locations in Dimond Library
Relieve stress by visiting with furry friends from Elder Pet and Pet Partners.

Art Therapy

10:30 am - 7:00 pm, Dimond Room 352
Relax and become more focused with a creative coloring session.

Cookie & Coffee Break

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Level 4, Dimond and the Branches
Take a break with coffee, donated by UNH Dining, and home-baked cookies provided by library faculty and staff.

Guided Meditation

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Dimond Room 353
Quiet your mind, body, and spirit with a 30 minute meditation session offered by Health Services.

Wild-E Cat and Gnarlz

Various locations in Dimond Library
The UNH mascots will be around to visit you for some motivation!

Tuesday, December 13

YoNola Bar

10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Dimond Level 4
Join us for a stress-busting snack of organic granola & yogurt donated by UNH Dining.

Power Napping

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Dimond Room 353
Manage stress and feel good mentally, and physically with a power nap offered by Health Services.

Chair Massages

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Dimond Room 352
Feeling tense? Get a chair massage from a licensed massage therapist. Brought to you by Health Services.

Primal Scream

8:00 pm, Dimond Lobby
Have you ever wanted to scream in a library? Ease your tension with a one-minute primal scream hosted by Student Senate.

Wednesday, December 14

Study Buddies

Various locations in Dimond Library
Relieve stress by visiting with furry friends from Elder Pet and Pet Partners.

Fuel Your Brain

10:00 am - 11:00 am, Dimond Level 4
Make your own trail mix to snack on while studying. Brought to you by Health Services.

Holiday Card Crafting

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Dimond Room 327
Clear your mind and create cards perfect for the holidays! Just bring your creativity, all else will be supplied by the LLC.

Chair Massages

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Dimond Room 352
Unwind with a relaxing chair massage from a licensed professional, provided by Health Services.

Study Snacks

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Dimond Level 4
Refuel your body with some healthy snacks from UNH Dining!

ED Talks to Celebrate 150 Years

Posted October 26, 2016

UNH Celebrates 150 Years of Learning In and Beyond the Classroom

Sponsored by the UNH Library, in conjunction with the University of New Hampshire’s Celebrate 150, this series of six lectures will feature members of the University community – faculty, emeriti, and alums – who explore its rich heritage of fostering inquiry in the classroom and beyond. Presentations will explore this culture of learning across the curriculum and are intended to be thought provoking and engaging.

All ED Talks will take place from 4:00 to 5:30 P.M. in the Milne Special Collections & Archives, Dimond Library, Level One.

Refreshments will be served.

Professor Erik Swartz (Kinesiology)

Football Tackle
When: September 29, 2016

“Reducing Head Impacts in American Football: The HuTT® Helmetless Tackling Training Technique”

Professor Meghan Howey (Anthropology)

Students at Dig Site
When: October 26, 2016

“Using Geospatial Technologies to Create Better Understanding of Ancient Sites”

Professor Emeritus Arthur Borror (Biology)

Students at Microscope
When: November 30, 2016

“Students Getting their Feet Wet and their Vision Widened”

Rebecca Rule (Writer/Humorist)

Donald Graves and Donald Murray
When: February 22, 2017

“Writing With the Dons: Donald Graves and Donald Murray, My Life as a Writer”

Professor Neil Niman (Associate Dean of Academic Programs, Paul College, Economics)

Pokemon Go
When: March 29, 2017

“Pokémon Go: A Harbinger for the Future of Higher Education?”

Professor Nancy Kinner (Civil and Environmental Engineering)

Ready Set Go
When: April 26, 2017

“Ready, Set, Go! Preparing Engineering Students for the Work Place”

Book Reconstruction Project

Posted October 19, 2016

The Book Reconstruction Project is a new art display located at the Natural Sciences Resource Center (Dimond, level 2). The display was made by students in the Introduction to Sculpture class taught by Professor Sachiko Akiyama of the Art Department.

Inspired by making art with found objects, each sculpture is a transformation of abandoned books by means of ripping, gluing, sawing, soaking, drilling, and folding. The books live on as works of art while still subtly hinting at their old identities.

The display will be available for the month of October, so drop by and check out the display next time you are at the library!

Celebrate Open Access Week, October 24-28

Posted October 14, 2016

Celebrate international Open Access Week with the Library!

Open Access means making research available online, free of charge, with as few restrictions as possible. Check out our series of 20-minute presentations on a variety of “open” topics. Drop in for one or two (or more!) during the last week of October.

All presentations will be held in Dimond Library, Studio 235.

Monday, October 24: Open Access Publishing

The Scholarly Publishing Crisis

Jennifer Carroll, Collection Management Librarian
12:10–12:30 PM

Learn about the recent global history of scholarly publishing and its affects on the UNH Libraries. Open Access publishing offers one possible solution to the budget pressures we face.

Practice Safe Publishing: Finding a Great OA Journal

Eleta Exline, Scholarly Communication Librarian
12:30–12:50 PM

Avoid publishing scams and learn how to find a high-quality Open Access journal for your next article.

Tuesday, October 25: Open Data

Open Access Geospatial Data

Hannah Hamalainen, Geospatial and Earth Sciences Librarian
12:40–1:00 PM

The landscape of open-access geospatial data is vastly growing with an abundance of open source software, websites, and datasets available to the public. How do we find and access these resources? Find out from the Geospatial Services Center.

Exploring U.S. Census Data

Wendy Jo Girven, Business Librarian
1:00–1:20 PM

The US Census provides us with demographic and economic data, but did you know you can also access infographics, working papers, maps, and more from the Census website?

Wednesday, October 26: Open Educational Resources

Open Education at UNH

UNH OER Ambassadors Support Team
11:30–11:50 AM

Last year UNH faculty helped save students nearly $150,000 by assigning Open Educational Resources in place of expensive textbooks. Find out more about this exciting project!

Thursday, October 27: Open Science

U.S. Federal Mandates & Open Access

Emily Poworoznek, Engineering & Physical Sciences Librarian
12:40–1:00 PM

U.S. federal agencies with annual research & development expenditures over $100 million are now required to increase access to the results of funded research. We’ll look at what this means for researchers and their audiences.

Getting Starting with the Open Science Framework

Patti Condon, Research Data Services Librarian
1:00–1:20 PM

The Open Science Framework is a free, open source web application that helps researchers manage workflows and facilitates open collaboration.

Friday, October 28: Open Tools

Open Genes: Tools for Genealogy

Kathrine Aydelott, Instruction Librarian
12:10–12:30 PM

Not everything you need to trace your roots is online, but our resident genealogy enthusiast will help get your started--and then show you how to hook into the library resources to help you further!

WISER - Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders

Eugenia Liu, Health and Human Services Librarian
12:30–12:50 PM

WISER helps identifies hazardous substances based on their properties and side effects, offers advice on assisting those who have been exposed, and provides information on containing and suppressing those materials.

Halloween Scary Movie Display

Posted October 12, 2016

Celebrate Halloween with a film from the Multimedia Center (Dimond, level 2) scary movie display during the month of October.

Choose from a variety of scary movies guaranteed to spook you to the bone!

…such a creepy assortment of films, eek!

Some less scary films are also included in the display,

For those looking for a Halloween film that won't leave you under the covers.

Make sure to stop by the Multimedia Center for all your Halloween movie needs.

Multimedia Display: Music for Studying

Posted September 21, 2016

To highlight our large music collection, the Library Multimedia Room presents Music for Studying. This display features mostly classical and instrumental music that provide a calm study environment.

The display includes:

and many more from Mozart, Bach, Brahms, Pachelbel, and others.

UNH professors gave their own recommendations for what students might listen to while studying:

Our student workers also contributed their favorite CDs for studying, which adds some modern music to the collection.

Also check out the online classical music database, the Classical Music Library, or one of the many more music databases available to UNH students, faculty, and staff!

This display will be open until mid-October, so make sure to stop by when studying for classes!

Celebrate 150 Years: Library Events and Exhibits

Posted September 9, 2016

UNH 150: 1866-2016 Throughout the anniversary year the Library will host exhibits and programs that will highlight this special occasion. Please join us!

Who Knew? Fun Facts You May Not Know About UNH

Who Knew? Where: University Museum, Dimond Library, Level One
When: September 29, 2016 – November 18, 2016


What do an alien abduction, a popular cereal brand, and Disney’s Olaf have to do with UNH? Come to the University Museum and find out about these and other UNH fun facts. You’ll be asking yourself, “Who knew?”

A Campus Built Twice

A Campus Built Twice Where: Dimond Library Foyer
When: September 29, 2016 – December 16, 2016


The exhibit is a brief history of UNH’s beginnings in Hanover, NH in 1866 and the move to Durham in 1893. A period model of the proposed 1920s landscape and building campaign is featured.

Celebrating the Student

Celebrating the Student Where: Dimond Library Foyer
When: September 29, 2016 - Spring 2017


A selection of full-sized photo images of students from several eras will mingle in the foyer and invite “selfies.”

Ben Thompson’s Vision

Ben Thompson Where: Dimond Library Foyer
When: September 29, 2016 - Spring 2017


This year long series examines the evolution of benefactor Thompson’s vision for the College.

ED Talks: UNH Celebrates 150 Years of Learning In and Beyond the Classroom

Where: Dunleavy Reading Room, Special Collections, Dimond Library, Level One
When: Fall and Spring Semesters


Sponsored by the UNH Library, in conjunction with the University of New Hampshire’s Celebrate 150, this series of six lectures will feature members of the University community –faculty, emeriti, and alums – who explore its rich heritage of fostering inquiry in the classroom and beyond. Presentations will explore this culture of learning across the curriculum and are intended to be thought provoking and engaging. ED Talks will be held in in the Dunleavy Reading Room of Special Collections on the last Wednesday afternoon of the month, with the exception of the first, which will take place on Thursday, September 29, 2016. Refreshments will be served. Each is scheduled from 4:00 to 5:30 P.M.

Professor Erik Swartz (Kinesiology)

Football Tackle When: September 29, 2016

“Reducing Head Impacts in American Football: The HuTT® Helmetless Tackling Training Technique”

Professor Meghan Howey (Anthropology)

Students at Dig Site When: October 26, 2016

“Using Geospatial Technologies to Create Better Understanding of Ancient Sites”

Professor Emeritus Arthur Borror (Biology)

Students at Microscope When: November 30, 2016

“Students Getting their Feet Wet and their Vision Widened”

Rebecca Rule (Writer/Humorist)

Donald Graves and Donald Murray When: February 22, 2017

“Writing With the Dons: Donald Graves and Donald Murray, My Life as a Writer”

Professor Neil Niman (Associate Dean of Academic Programs, Paul College, Economics)

Pokemon Go When: March 29, 2017

“Pokémon Go: A Harbinger for the Future of Higher Education?”

Professor Nancy Kinner (Civil and Environmental Engineering)

Ready Set Go When: April 26, 2017

“Ready, Set, Go! Preparing Engineering Students for the Work Place”

Arts 651 - Alternative Photographic Arts Student Exhibition

Photographic Arts Student Exhibit Where: Reference Area, Dimond Library, Level Three
When: Fall and Spring Semesters


The combination of modern photographic digital technologies with historical processes will be featured in this year’s revolving and evolving library exhibition. The student work on display will reveal the course’s conceptual current topics and historical photographic methods in use today, which requires the mixing of light sensitive emulsions and coating paper by hand.

Celebrate 150 Mural

Mural Where: Dimond Library, NSRC Room, Level Two
When: Fall Semester


Professor Jennifer Moses (Art & Art History) will teach a Fall 2016 undergraduate class in mural making and design. The class will research, design, and paint a mural whose theme will celebrate UNH’s 150th anniversary. The project, supported by UNH Celebrate 150 and the UNH Library, will be unveiled early Spring semester, 2017.

Equine Sesquicentennial: Riding Through the Years

Students with Horse Where: University Museum, Dimond LIbrary, Level One
When: November 28, 2016 – December 16, 2016


The students of Equine class ANSC 795 will curate a special exhibit for the University Museum. This exhibit will be underwritten by UNH Celebrate 150.

Pop-up Collections

Pop Up Collection Where: Dimond Library foyer, Kingsbury Library, Chemistry Library & Physics Library
When: Fall and Spring Semesters


Ever-changing “pop-up” displays will feature examples from collections in the University Museum, University Archives, and Special Collections.

150 Years of Technology at UNH

150 Years of Technology Where: University Museum, Dimond Library, Level One
When: January 24, 2017 – March 10, 2017


Explore examples of technology used at UNH such as 1910s Ediphone, a 1980s laptop, and Virtual Reality!

UNH Dept. of Art & Art History Faculty Show

Faculty Art Exhibit Where: University Museum, Dimond Library, Level One
When: March 20, 2017 – May 12, 2017


Professors of the Art & Art History department will display some of their impressive works.

Multimedia Display: Inspirational Sports Movies

Posted July 25, 2016

The library celebrates the Summer Olympics in Rio next month with a new display of inspirational sports movies. The display will be in our multimedia room during the month of August.

Our multimedia room is located in Dimond Library on Level 2.

The display includes films such as:

New Hampshire Tourism Display

Posted June 10, 2016