Stacks in Dimond Library on Levels 2, 4, and 5 are closed to the public as we reorganize. Books can be paged upon request. Learn more.

Dimond Library

Dimond Library to reorganize book stacks starting May 21

May 20, 2015

Beginning May 21st, 2015, the stacks in Dimond Library will be rearranged to meet fire code regulations. In addition, bound periodicals will be integrated into the stacks rather than housed separately on another floor.

During this time, stacks on Levels 2, 4, and 5 will be closed to the public. Circulation staff will assist patrons in accessing the materials. Other patron seating and computing areas will remain open:

Level 1

  • Entire floor open

Level 2

  • Stacks: closed
  • Natural Sciences Resource Center: closed
  • Micromedia (210): closed
  • Restrooms: closed
  • Parker Media Lab: open (access via West Stair)
  • Multimedia: open (access via West Stair)
  • Multimedia Classroom: open (access via West Stair)

Level 3

  • Entire floor open

Level 4

  • Stacks: closed
  • Zeke’s Cafe: closed
  • Restrooms: open
  • Balcony reading areas: open
  • Room 421: open
  • Graduate carrels: open (access via West Stair)

Level 5

  • Stacks: closed
  • Faculty Lounge: open
  • Restrooms: open
  • Studio 521: open
  • Faculty carrels: open
  • Room 537: closed
  • Courtyard Reading Room: open

All items on Levels 2, 4, and 5 will be requestable in the UNH Library Catalog during this time. Monday through Friday, requested items will be paged three times daily and may be available for pick up at 10:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm. It could, however, take up to 24 hours for us to locate some items.

Items requested from Friday afternoon to Sunday will be available for pick up on Monday. Patrons will receive emails notifying them when items have arrived at the Circulation Desk and are ready to check out.

The project is expected to take four to six weeks. Progress reports for visitors and patrons will be made public via the library’s webpage, social media, and signs in Dimond Library.

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May Multimedia Displays

May 7, 2015

To honor Military Appreciation Month and National Physical Fitness & Sports Month, we have 2 new displays. These displays will remain up for the month of May.

Come to the Multimedia Center (on level 2) to check out these items and many more.

Here are some examples of items on display:

Military Appreciation Month

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Dimond Library open 24 hours during finals

May 1, 2015

Dimond Library will be open 24 hours a day during finals this semester.

Beginning on Tuesday, May 5 at 7:30am, Dimond Library will be open 24 hours a day until close at midnight on Tuesday, May 12. There will be limited services in the building during the early morning hours (2am-7:30am) each day, but most of the building will be open for study space, and there will still be access to print and online materials.

Best of luck with finals!

Frazzle Free Finals - Spring 2015

April 30, 2015

Frazzle Free Finals are back again for another series of stress-relieving activities in Dimond Library!

Tuesday, May 5th

  • Study Buddies
    Where? Various locations in Dimond Library
    Relieve stress by visiting with furry friends from ElderPet/Pet Partners
  • Yoga Flash Mob 12:15-12:30pm
    Where? Great Lawn
    Take a 15-minute break with calming yoga, with the UNH Innerpeace Yoga Club
  • Hula Hoop Time 3:00-3:15pm
    Where? Murkland Courtyard; if rain, Room 352
    Take a break and get the blood flowing. How long can you keep a hoop in motion? Brought to you by Campus Recreation
  • Study Snacks 8:00-9:00pm
    Where? Level 3 Lobby
    Refuel your body with healthy snacks from UNH dining

Wednesday, May 6th

  • Study Buddies
    Where? Various locations in Dimond Library
    Relieve stress by visiting with furry friends from ElderPet/Pet Partners
  • Chair Massages 12:00-2:00pm
    Where? Room 502
    Feeling Tense? Get a 5-minute chair massage from a licensed massage therapist. Spots are limited. Sign-ups begin at 11:45am. Brought to you by Health Services & Healthy UNH
  • Guided Meditation 2:00-2:30
    Where? Room 502
    Quiet your mind, body, and spirit with a guided meditation session offered by Health Services
  • Hula Hoop Time 3:00-3:15pm
    Where? Murkland Courtyard; if rain, Room 352
    Take a break and get the blood flowing. How long can you keep a hoop in motion? Brought to you by Campus Recreation

Thursday, May 7th

  • Study Buddies
    Where? Various locations in Dimond Library
    Relieve stress by visiting with furry friends from ElderPet/Pet Partners
  • YoNola Bar 2:00-4:00pm
    Where? Level 4 (near Zeke's)
    Join us for a stress-busting snack of GrandyOats Organic Granola & Stonyfield Farms Organic Yogurt, donated by UNH Dining
  • Hula Hoop Time 3:00-3:15pm
    Where? Murkland Courtyard; if rain, Room 352
    Take a break and get the blood flowing. How long can you keep a hoop in motion? Brought to you by Campus Recreation
  • Mandalas and Coloring Therapy 3:30-4:00pm
    Where? Room 502
    Become more focused with a creative relaxation session brought to you by Health Services

VIsit the Healthy UNH Blog and the FFF Event Homepage for more information.

Use #UNHfff to check in and join the fun! Also, you can find reminders and updates on Facebook and Twitter.

Relax, have fun, and good luck!

Jazz Appreciation Month Display in Multimedia

April 1, 2015

In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month, we have created a multimedia display of items from our great jazz collection. The display includes CDs, box sets, and documentary DVDs - we have a little something for everyone, whether you are new to Jazz or a big fan!

Come to the Multimedia Center (on level 2) to check out these items and many more. This display will be up for the month of April.

Here are some examples of items on display:

Earth Day Display in Multimedia

April 1, 2015

To help celebrate Earth Day, we have pulled over 40 films that focus on sustainability, climate change, resources, recycling, and Earth’s landscapes.

Come to the Multimedia Center (on level 2) to check out these items and many more. This display will be up for the month of April.

Here are some examples of items on display:

Participants Needed for Usability Study in April

March 17, 2015

The Library is doing a usability study of a web site and we need a few participants on the morning of Friday, April 3. It will take about an hour, and will be conducted in Dimond Library.

For your participation, you will receive a $15 Dining Services card, good at any Dining location on campus, or a USB flash drive.

If you’re interested and available, please contact Kristin Parker.

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National Nutrition Month Display in Multimedia

March 4, 2015

March is National Nutrition Month! The Multimedia Center (Dimond Level 2) has a new display with many food and diet related documentaries.

Here are some of the items on display:

Come to the Multimedia Center to see what else we have!

New STAR Library: Dimond Library

February 25, 2015

We would like to congratulate our ILL Department for helping the library attain STAR library status, with the Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative.

Dimond Library is now ranked as a 3 STAR library. ALA RUSA STARS Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative is designed to challenge "library decision-makers to live on the front lines of rethinking resource sharing." You can learn more about this initiative on their website The Rethinking Resources Sharing Initiative.

See the announcement about our library here: New STAR Library: University of New Hampshire

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Online Evaluation Form for Library Dean Candidate Dr. Tara Fulton

February 23, 2015

Please fill out the online evaluation for Tara Fulton, our Dean of the Library candidate, by 12 noon on Feb. 26: https://unh.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1X4u3Y2zVEVnKJf

The Library Dean Search Committee has invited candidate Dr. Tara Fulton to visit campus.
The University community is invited to an open forum, on Monday, February 23 (10:00-11:00) in Dimond Library, Natural Sciences Resource Center (Room 201). We hope you will attend and participate in an informal conversation with Dr. Fulton.

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