News & Exhibits

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 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.

May 8, 2014

The Library is now has completed hiring for summer, 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.

May 8, 2014

Annie Donahue, dean of the Library, is asking people to return any materials taken from the recycle bin near the library’s loading dock during the week of April 21 so the art history faculty can review them.

April 29, 2014

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

Beginning at 7:30am on Monday, May 5, Dimond Library will be open 24 hours a day until we close at the end of finals at 12am on Thursday, May 15. 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. There will also still be access to print and online materials.

Good luck with finals!

April 29, 2014

Join us for a week of stress relieving activities in Dimond Library!

Tuesday, May 6

  • Study Buddies - 10am-6pm, various locations in Dimond and Engineering, Math, & CS Library in Kingsbury
    Help beat stress with dogs! Come pet and play with Pet Partner therapy dogs from ElderPet.
  • Flash Yoga Mob - 12:15pm, Great Lawn
    Take a 15 minute study break with calming yoga! Yoga instructors from the Yoga Club and Health Services. Rain date: May 7.
  • Chair Massages - 2-4pm, Level 3, Room 301 (New Book Room)
    Feeling tense? Get a 5-minute chair massage from licensed massage therapists. Spots limited. Sign up at 1:45. Brought to you by Health Services.
  • Guided Meditation - 3:15-3:45pm, Level 5, Faculty Lounge
    Quiet your mind, body, and spirit with a 30 minute guided meditation session offered by Health Services.

Wednesday, May 7

  • Study Buddies - 11am-6pm, various locations in Dimond and Kingsbury Library
    Help beat stress with dogs! Come pet and play with Pet Partner therapy dogs from ElderPet.
  • Chair Massages - 1-3pm, Level 3, Room 301 (New Book Room)
    Feeling tense? Get a 5-minute chair massage from licensed massage therapists. Spots limited. Sign up at 12:45. Brought to you by Health Services.
  • YoNola Bar - 2-4pm, Level 4, Mezzanine
    Join us for a stress-busting snack of GrandyOats Organic Granola and Stonyfield Farms Organic Yogurt. Brought to you by UNH Dining.
  • Wind Down Wednesday - 7-11pm, Granite State Room in the MUB
    Join CAB for an evening of snacks, games, crafts, and lots of fun!

Thursday, May 8

  • Study Snacks - 8-10pm, Level 3, Lobby
    Refuel your body with healthy snacks from UNH Dining so you can study longer and harder!

April 29, 2014

Government Information presents its latest featured resource, Preliminary Flood Hazard Data.

Access all of your preliminary flood hazard data in one place. This resource provides Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, and FIRM Databases that show the projected risk of flood hazards in your community.

Preliminary data includes new or revised FIRMs, Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, and FIRM Databases:

  • A FIRM (Flood Insurance Rate Map) is the official map that shows Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA) and the risk premium zones applicable to a community. Risk zones indicated on FIRMs provide a basis for establishing flood insurance coverage premium rates offered through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
  • FIS reports provide background information on the analysis performed and more precise data on the flood elevations in a community.
  • A FIRM Database is a collection of the digital data that are used in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications for creating new FIRMs. These datasets cover a county or a community.