What is the difference between catalogs?

BLC WorldCat

BLC WorldCat searches most of the UNH Library collection in Durham and Manchester, the Boston Library Consortium, and participating libraries worldwide. Searching is open to anyone. By default BLC WorldCat lists items at UNH first, followed by items in the Boston Library Consortium and then items worldwide.

Current UNH students, faculty, and staff may use BLC WorldCat to request books and media from other libraries.

Which items are not included in BLC WorldCat?

  • Some course reserves
  • Recently ordered items that are not yet available for checkout
  • Special equipment, such as laptops and Ethernet cords
  • Some electronic books

Electronic resources

  • E-resources listed in BLC Worldcat are accessible only if UNH has them listed (or they are free)
  • Access to e-resources varies between the UNH library catalog and BLC WorldCat. If you don't find what you're looking for in one, try the other.

UNH Library Catalog

The UNH Library catalog searches only the UNH Library collection in Durham and Manchester. This catalog contains some local items not available in BLC WorldCat, such as items on order, some items on reserve, equipment, and some electronic books. It can also be used to request items checked out to other UNH patrons.

If you have any questions, ask a librarian.