Stacks in Dimond Library on Levels 2, 4, and 5 are closed to the public as we reorganize. Books can be paged upon request. Learn more.

Who Can Borrow

Free Borrowing Cards

Current University System of New Hampshire students, faculty, and staff

  • University of New Hampshire
  • Keene State College
  • Plymouth State University
  • Granite State College
Your institution ID serves as your library card.

Alumni/ae

  • University of New Hampshire
  • College of Lifelong Learning
  • Granite State College
  • Keene State College
  • Plymouth State University
  • Merrimack Valley College
You will need a photo ID and proof of your current residence (such as a utility bill). We will verify your graduation.

Boston Library Consortium Institutions

Current students, faculty, and staff from members of BLC institutions are eligible.
  • You will need a current Boston Library Consortium card and your institution ID.

New Hampshire College & University Council Consortium

Current students, faculty, and staff from members of NHCUC consortium are eligible.
  • Your institution ID serves as your library card.
  • You will need to provide your school ID and proof of your current residence (such as a utility bill).
  • Consortium patrons have a six-item borrowing limit.

Oyster River students and employees

You will need to provide a photo ID. Students have a two-item limit and a temporary card until parental approval is provided.

Residents of Durham, Lee, or Madbury

You will need to provide a photo ID and proof of current residence (such as a utility bill).

Other free borrowing categories

  • Immediate family of benefits-eligible UNH faculty and staff
  • United States Forest Service staff with current ID
  • New Hampshire state employees with current ID
  • Members of UNH summer programs
  • UNH Faculty Emeriti/ae
  • Members of the Active Retirement Association
  • Summer Residents of Durham, Lee, or Madbury

Purchase Borrowing Cards

Residents of New Hampshire and southern Maine

Residents over 18 years of age who live in the "03---" zip codes of New Hampshire or southern Maine can purchase a resident card for $60 that is good for 12 months. Seniors, age 62 or older, may purchase a resident card for just $48. You will need to pay by cash or a check made out to "UNH" and provide a government-issued photo ID as well as proof of your current residence (such as a utility bill).

Corporate Accounts

Corporate Accounts (profit and non-profit) may borrow from the UNH Library for $250/year plus $15 for each library card issued.

Summer Residents

Summer residents of New Hampshire may qualify for a summer card, which is $15.

Friends of the Library

Visit or contact UNH Library Administrative Services in Dimond Library, Main Floor (Level 3) (603) 862-1540.

Questions and Where to Register

  • Borrowing privileges vary by patron type. Many services, including Interlibrary Loan and access to electronic resources from off campus, are only available to UNH students, faculty, and staff; please contact staff at the Circulation Desk of Dimond Library to determine which services you may be eligible for.
  • If you have lost your library card, we can replace it for a small fee ($1) as long as you can provide us with a photo ID. UNH students, faculty, and staff will need to contact the UNH ID Office regarding lost IDs.
Visit the Circulation Desk of Dimond Library, Level 3 (Main Floor) or contact us by phone (603) 862-3125 or through our contact form for any questions regarding your library card or registration including:
  • How to get or renew a library card
  • Updating your email address or other contact information
  • Resetting your patron ID number (or password)