Reserve Guidelines

Books, CDs, DVDs, articles, book chapters, hardware, and even software can be put on reserve at any of our locations for limited circulation periods. Course Reserves have different circulation options depending on location, with high fines and limited or no renewals.

Submit Reserve Requests

Please submit reserve requests early. Lists are processed in the order received and can take up to two weeks to process.

Lists are taken off reserve at the end of each semester. If you intend to use your lists for future semesters, please contact reserve staff with all relevant information.

You may view the status of items on reserve for your course online.


We check each title against the library's holdings. Books that are checked out and books that are not owned by the library may take several weeks to become available.

You may place personal copies of items on reserve. For circulation purposes, we must affix a non-removable barcode to the front of the book. If the resource is lost or damaged, the UNH Library does not replace the book.

Book Chapters & Journal Articles

You must provide the photocopies of articles following copyright guidelines for fair use. Guidelines include limitations on the type and amount of material used (no more than one chapter from a book, or one article from a periodical).

In branch library locations, photocopies can be put on reserve. Photocopies should be made by you and full notice of copyright/source must be on the first page of the article or the title and copyright pages of the book included.

In Dimond Library journal articles and book chapters should be submitted for electronic reserves.

Exams, Lecture Notes, Student Papers & More

Most collateral class material may be placed on reserve. Exams are scanned and made available through the library catalog. Student papers must be submitted with the permission of the student and with the identifying information removed. Course packets may only be placed on reserve for the semester for which they were produced.

Videos, DVDs, CDs

Videos, DVDs, and CDs can be placed on reserve at the Circulation Desk on Level 3. Equipment to view or listen to them are available in the Multimedia Center or laptops and other portable equipment can be checked out at the Circulation Desk. We may also be able to get access to streaming media.

Contact Us

Location Contact Phone Email Visit
Dimond Library Reserves (603) 862-3125 Reserves contact form Circulation Desk
Multimedia Center Multimedia (603) 862-1756 Multimedia contact form Dimond - Level 2
Chemistry Library Bob Constantine (603) 862-1083 Chemistry contact form Parsons Hall
Engineering, Math, & CS Library Barbara Morris (603) 862-1740 EMCS contact form Kingsbury Hall
Physics Library Heather Gagnon (603) 862-2348 Physics contact form DeMeritt Hall