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)