Dimond Library

New Book Room Receives Makeover

Posted August 5, 2015

The Milne New Book Room—located on Level 3 of Dimond Library—is looking great thanks to some recent renovations. In addition to being a lovely place to sit and work, this room is where you can browse newly acquired books, magazines, and newspapers.

New paint, shelving, and furniture have brightened things up, so the space is more inviting and functional than ever. USB ports in the comfortable chairs make it convenient to charge your devices.

We welcome you to come check out our new, New Book Room!

American Ancestors - New Genealogy Resource

Posted August 3, 2015

We now have a subscription to American Ancestors, provided by New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS).

American Ancestors provides access to genealogical records spanning the U.S. and beyond. This resource features collections of early American records, and the largest searchable collection of published genealogical research journals and magazines. Content includes English, New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont), New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia materials.

Please note: this resource is accessible only on workstations in Dimond Library; there is no wireless access.

Dimond Book Stacks Are Open

Posted July 6, 2015

The book stacks in Dimond Library have undergone some big changes recently. They have recently re-opened, and are ready for you to explore.

Some highlights include:

  • Contents of levels 2, 4 and 5 were rearranged so that the call number ranges begin on Level 5, continue on Level 4, and end on Level 2
  • Direction of stacks changed to make materials easier to find
  • Bound periodicals and books are now together (no separate area for journals)
  • Shelves are loaded to meet current fire codes
  • Seating on Level 2 increased

We also have a great time-lapse video that shows how much work goes into moving so many books around.

Thank you for your patience during the project. We hope you enjoy the new space!

Participants Needed for Usability Study in July

Posted July 2, 2015

The Library is doing a usability study of our space and we need participants. It will take about an hour of your time 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.

Please note:
Current or former UNH library employees will not be eligible for the purposes of this study.
Participants will be asked to wear a GoPro while carrying out tasks during the study.

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

Dimond Library to reorganize book stacks starting May 21

Posted 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.

May Multimedia Displays

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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 for more information on reducing stress during finals.

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

Posted 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: