News & Exhibits

Posted February 18, 2016

The Library wants to improve the usability of our space and we need participants to help us figure out how. The usability study will take approximately one hour in Dimond Library.

For your hour of 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 in helping us with our study, please contact Jenna Riley for more information.

Posted February 15, 2016

Due to weather, the University has delayed opening until 9:30 am on Tuesday, February 16.

Dimond Library will close early at midnight on Monday, February 15. All branch library locations (Parsons, DeMeritt, and Kingsbury) will close at their regularly scheduled times. All library locations will re-open at 9:30 am. See all library hours.

Of course, many library resources are always available online. Stay safe and warm!

For more information, see UNH Emergency and Storm Information.

Posted February 8, 2016

The University has curtailed operations beginning at noon on Monday, February 8. Dimond Library will remain open with limited services until 5:00 pm. All branch library locations (Parsons, DeMeritt, and Kingsbury) will close at 12:00 pm. We plan to be open regular semester hours on Tuesday, February 9.

Of course, many library resources are available online. Stay safe and warm!

For more information, see UNH Emergency and Storm Information.

Posted February 3, 2016

We've pulled together a display of presidential election related movies in the UNH Library Multimedia Center in Dimond Library. The selection of movies highlight many aspects of elections over many years.

Through our online database American History in Video there are a number of newsreels, documentaries, and interviews available related to presidential elections as well.

Posted January 15, 2016

Beloved actor, Alan Rickman, died earlier this week.

We've pulled together a display in the Multimedia Room on Level 2 of Dimond Library to share and celebrate Rickman's work.

Come check out some of the movies that Alan Rickman starred in over the years.

Posted January 15, 2016

The Library will be closed on Monday, January 18th, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Please see our Hours page for additional hours and exceptions.

Posted January 15, 2016

Exhibit runs from January 15 to March 11, 2016, in the University Museum.

Gents Bow - Ladies Know How: Traditional Dance in the Monadnock Region, 1750-2015

The exhibit features the music, artifacts, and stories that document the long and continuous tradition of country dance in the Monadnock Region - from the days of the early settlers to the present.

Drawing on photographs, early records, stories, documents, and music, the exhibit will take the viewer on a journey from the community dances of the 18th century, kitchen dances of the 19th century, and the days of Ralph Page and his Orchestra in the 1940s.

Featured in the exhibit will be an audio compilation of music and text developed and curated by Randy Miller who wrote the authoritative book, The New England Fiddler’s Repertoire. A selection of materials from the UNH Library’s New Hampshire Library of Traditional Music and Dance will accompany the traveling exhibit.

The exhibit was created by the Monadnock Folklore Society and the Monadnock Center for History and Culture, with support by a grant from the NH State Council for the Arts.

The opening at UNH corresponds with the Ralph Page Legacy Weekend, an annual celebration of New England dance traditions dating back to 1988. To mark the occasion the exhibit, along with an accompanying sale of dance related books, periodicals, and sound recordings, the exhibit will be open from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 16th.

For information on hours or , visit our University Museum page. The University Museum is located on Level 1 in Dimond Library in Special Collections & Archives.

Posted January 13, 2016

The Multimedia room has a new display, featuring favorite movies and TV series chosen by staff and students.

The items on display are available to borrow.

Staff picks

...and many more!

Student picks

...and many more!

We will be rotating in some new selections every week, and the display will be up through February. Come by to revisit an old favorite, or find a new favorite!

Posted January 13, 2016

David Bowie had a profound effect on music and pop culture. However, few people know about his strong connection to books - particularly, the dictionary.

Time Magazine's article David Bowie and the Oxford Dictionary Had a Mutual Love Affair describes Bowie's love of the dictionary.

If you're looking for some reading inspiration from the beloved icon, check out the Los Angeles Times article Remembering David Bowie through his 100 favorite books.

In honor of this artist who has made enormous contributions to the world, we've put together a small collection of David Bowie related items in the Multimedia Room on Level 2 of Dimond Library. Come check them out!

We also have Bowie-related electronic resources:

Posted January 11, 2016

The Library is currently subscribed to a new database trial: PsycTESTS

PsycTESTS is a research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about the test and its development and administration. Please note that not all tests are full-text.

As always, if this database is useful for your research, please leave a comment here or contact our electronic resources librarian.