Check Out UNH: A Partnership with NH Libraries

Check Out UNH: A Partnership with NH Libraries
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Elements of "Check Out UNH"

Check out UNH Kiosks

A unique portal for patrons to learn about the latest research from UNH and how they can explore research subjects further in their home library.

people exploring a tide pool
Exploration Kits

Created by teams of UNH researchers, educators and librarians, these kits allow self-guided learning about New Hampshire. 

UNH Marine Docent teaching kids about a horseshoe crab
Summer Reading 

Every year, UNH faculty and  staff work with state librarians to spotlight the latest New Hampshire information and resources that support the summer reading program theme.  

In 2022, the theme was "Oceans of Possibilities" spawned a robust in-library program from NH Sea Grant that is slated to be always be offered in the summer.  learn more about the program and book recommendations 

"Check Out UNH" began in 2022 and is a five-year pilot program made possible through a generous gift from a donor to UNH. 

UNH Library
Did you know ...
  • We lend our materials to any library in the state free of charge.  
  • Our Durham campus libraries are open to the public for on-site use.
  • The Milne Special Collections and Archives maintains approximately 18,000 linear feet of rare books, manuscripts, University records, photographs, sound recordings, and other materials available for on-site use. 
  • We extend borrowing privileges to all New Hampshire residents for a modest fee, with fees waived by some employers, schools or other affiliations.  
  • The UNH Scholars Repository provides Open Access to UNH research and scholarship
  • As a U.S. federal depository library, the UNH Library provides free and ready access to and assistance with locating Federal Government information. 
  • We have subject specialist librarians who can assist public librarians with in-depth, scholarly research inquiries they receive from their communities. 
  • We have genealogy and local history resources, including UNH yearbooks, New Hampshire City and Town Reports, and New Hampshire State documents, in our Digital Collections .
  • We have expert-curated research guides.

New partnership builds synergy between UNH and public libraries
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Check Out UNH is a new partnership with the University of New Hampshire and New Hampshire public libraries. Over the next five years, this programs st... Learn More