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Summer 2024 Library Resources & Assistance (UNH Manchester): New Hampshire Resident Borrowers

New Hampshire Residents - Get Your UNH Manchester Library Card

Beginning July 1, 2023, the UNH Durham, UNH Manchester, Keene State College and Plymouth State University libraries welcome adult residents of New Hampshire to visit, browse the stacks, and request a free borrower’s cardAll four libraries will now offer free on-site borrowing cards to all adult New Hampshire residents.  

We are expanding your options for using our physical collections if you are interested in visiting us in person. However, you can still request materials through interlibrary loan at your local public library if you prefer 

Is this service really free? 

Yes, assuming you do not lose or damage items you borrow.   

Does the card enable me to search the library’s electronic/digital collections? 


Our database contracts specify that remote access is available only to current students, faculty, and staff but most of these databases can be accessed onsite at our libraries--ask at a service desk for more information.


About the UNH Manchester Library

88 Commercial Street
Manchester, NH 03101

Directions & Parking


Phone: 603-641-4173


Check our website for hours and exceptions:

How Do I Get a Library Card?

  • You must be 18+ years of age to be eligible for a card
  • Present a NH Driver’s license, or
  • Present a picture ID with a utility bill with your name and a New Hampshire address
  • Provide a phone and email address

Your library card provides you with access to books, CDs, DVDs and videos owned by the UNH Manchester library.  Borrowers can request eligible materials on the Durham campus be sent to the Manchester campus.

Your library card does not give you access to: 1) materials owned by other libraries (interlibrary loan),  2) laptops; 3) Reserve materials; 4) access to online databases and journals from your home.

Some Library Rules:

  • You must present your library card to borrow materials
  • You may borrow books and audiobooks for four weeks; materials may be renewed if there are no outstanding holds on the item(s)
  • You may borrow CDs, and DVDs 1 week; these materials may be renewed once if there are no outstanding holds on the item(s)
  • Magazines and reference books must stay in the library
  • Borrowed items must be returned to the UNH Manchester Library
  • There is an after-hours book drop outside the library; return materials there when the library is closed
  • For more information about library policies click here