News & Exhibits

July 17, 2014

The Library is now has completed hiring for fall, 2014.

Our summer starting rate is $8.00 an hour. We typically offer raises to students who return to work for us each academic year.

Successful candidates should:

  • Be eligible for the Federal Work/Study program
  • Have library or related experience (retail, office, bookstore, or food service)
  • Pay close attention to detail
  • Deal effectively and courteously with the public
  • Be able to lift, reach, grasp, kneel, climb on step stools, bend, and push/pull possible heavy (up to 325lbs) book carts to move items around the various library buildings
  • Complete all pages of the application thoroughly and accurately

The UNH Library has positions for student employment in various departments within the library. In addition to Dimond Library, the main library, there are four branch libraries located on campus and a library storage building located on the edge of campus.

June 30, 2014

Starting on July 1st, UNH will have access to several additional databases.

These databases include:

  • Academic Search COMPLETE (Upgrade from Premier)
  • Business Source COMPLETE (Upgrade from Premier)
  • ERIC
  • Medline
  • Health Source NA
  • Green File
  • Masterfile Premier
  • Military and Govt.
  • Newspaper Source
  • CINAHL Complete
  • Environment Complete (new)
  • Education Source (new)
  • Library Lit and Info Science Full text (new)

If you have any questions, please contact our Collection Management Librarian, Jen Carroll.

June 18, 2014

The result of a recent collaboration between Colby College Special Collections in Waterville, Maine & Milne Special Collections at the University of New Hampshire, Letters Between Poets focuses on an exchange of letters over a period of eight years between emerging poet Wesley McNair, whose papers are held at Colby, and nationally recognized poet Donald Hall, whose papers are at UNH. The correspondence, conducted prior to the publication of McNair’s first book of poetry, "Faces of Americans, 1853," reveals what it’s like to develop as a poet under the guidance of a mentor, as well as how poets think about their craft, how they make poems and revise them, and how they bring their creative work to readers.

June 18, 2014

Update: The water main shut-off has been cancelled. Water will be available in Dimond Library on Tuesday, June 24.

As part of core campus reconstruction taking place this summer, a water main has to be redirected and will require an all-day water shutdown on Tuesday, June 24. Dimond Library will be open but there will be no water or bathroom facilities.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding.

June 11, 2014

The Biological Sciences collection will move to its new home in Dimond Library this summer to serve as the foundation for the Natural Sciences Resource Center on Level 2. Beginning June 23, bound periodicals will be shifted to make space for the collection moving from Kendall Hall. While this transition is taking place (anticipated to be through July 16th), library users will not be able to access the collections in this area. Items can be requested through the library catalog and will be paged at 9am and 1pm Monday through Friday.

The Library's multimedia collection will be open and available during this time and the Parker Media Lab has on call hours; both can only be accessed from the West elevator (with library staff escort) or staircase. The former Current Periodicals Room and new Natural Sciences Resource Center will be available, as will the microforms collections in both Rooms 210 and 225. Public rest rooms will also be open on Level 2. For safety reasons, the stacks will be closed and library users needing print materials from the stacks on Level 2 should visit the circulation desk.

Questions can be directed to Val Harper, Project Manager.

June 10, 2014

The newspapers and popular magazines which were located on Level 2 of Dimond Library are now found in the New Book Room on the Main Floor. The were relocated to make way for the Natural Sciences Resource Center.

They can still be read anywhere in the library and back issues of the popular magazines circulate for one week at a time through the Circulation Desk.

June 6, 2014

Government Information presents its newest featured resource: Mobile Apps from the Library of Congress.

The Library of Congress has been working on crafting a series of mobile apps for the past few years and this site represents the fruit of their labors. On this site, interested parties can look over five different apps, including the Congressional Record, Virtual Tour, and Aesop for Children.

This first app provides iPhone or iPad users with the daily edition of the Congressional Record, complete with a search engine and the ability to share documents with others. Virtual Tour allows visitors to wander through a selection of exhibits from this august repository, along with links to fact sheets about the Library's holdings. Finally, the Aesop for Children app is a great illustrated and interactive book for children of all ages.

May 29, 2014

The Biological Sciences Library is being integrated into the Dimond Library, creating the foundation for the new Natural Sciences Resource Center. The Center will be located on Level 2 of Dimond Library in the area which was formerly the Current Periodicals Room. The Biological Sciences Library will close its doors on May 30 to prepare for the move to Dimond Library.

Once the Biological Sciences Library is closed, items housed there can be requested through the online library catalog; staff will make daily trips to Kendall Hall to bring back requested items. These items will be retrieved twice daily, Monday-Friday, and will be available for pickup at 11:00am and 3:00pm at the Dimond Library Circulation Desk.

Once the collection has been moved into the Dimond Library in early July, users will be able to browse the collection once again.

The new Natural Sciences Resource Center will offer improved services, increased hours, and more staff availability. Reference services and assistance will be available on-site, by phone, and via email, as well as in-depth research consultations and instructional sessions upon request.

Questions can be directed to Val Harper, Project Manager.

May 23, 2014

The University is implementing a new VPN (virtual private network) service called Connect VPN. While this VPN service is easy to use, it is currently incompatible with our system of authenticating users for off-campus access to our electronic resources and some services.

The Library IT team is working with UNH IT to come up with a solution to this issue. In the meantime, we suggest one of the two following methods for successfully accessing the Library’s electronic resources or our interlibrary loan system (ILLiad):

  1. Avoid using the VPN to connect to the Library while off-campus. Access databases, electronic journals, electronic books, and interlibrary loan through the Library’s website and authenticate with your UNH username and password.
  2. If you must use the VPN to access other UNH resources and want to access Library resources at the same time, please use the Faculty/Staff VPN located at vpn.unh.edu. This is the older VPN system and it still works with off-campus access to library resources.

May 20, 2014

The UNH Library film collection includes just about every Academy Award, Best Picture winner since 1970 plus some from earlier years. For your summer movie entertainment you will find them all in the display area of the Multimedia Center.

The newest addition to the Best Picture collection arrived just recently. Twelve Years a Slave, the 2014 Oscar winner, is available to borrow from Multimedia Room on Level 2 in Dimond Library. Browse the display and bring home a film guaranteed to please.

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