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 card. All 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.
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: