Thiri San ‘23

How many libraries does UNH have and what should you know about them as an admitted student? We're back with the next post in our Admitted Students Guide series. In today's post, Thiri San '23 breaks down everything you need to know about UNH's libraries, focusing on UNH's main library, Dimond Library. 

UNH has four libraries: Dimond Library, the Engineering, Math and Computer Science Library, the Physics Library and the Chemistry Library.

Dimond Library, comprised of five floors and home to hundreds of collections, is the main hub for UNH Wildcats to go to work, research and study. Transitioning from being a high school senior to a first-year college student navigating a new campus can be tricky, especially when experiencing a drastic change in the look, size and layout of your usual study space. Read on to find out more about what our main library, Dimond Library, has to offer.

Check out Dimond Library in 360 degrees 


What's on each level of Dimond Library?

Dimond’s layout can take some getting used to, since it is a large building. The unique thing about our library is that the main entrance leads you right onto the third and middle floor, where the information desk and central rooms can be found. 

Here's what you can find on each level:

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3 – Main

  • Information Desk
  • Hubbard & Addison Reading Rooms
  • IT Help Desk
  • Library Faculty & Administrative Offices
  • Public Computers, Printers, Copiers

Zekes Cafe

Level 4

Level 5

  • Courtyard Reading Room 510
  • Faculty Carrels Room
  • Faculty Electronic Resource Center

There are so many public and private spaces available for students to study in. You can find floor maps of each level here

UNH Dimond Library


What is Zeke’s Café?

As mentioned, Zeke's Café is on the fourth level of Dimond. This conveniently-located café is in room 408 where students can go to refuel during their study sessions. You can grab a quick bite to eat and get some coffee or tea here as you go on with your day. Zeke’s accepts Apple Pay, MasterCard/Visa, American Express, Discover, as well as UNH Cat’s Cache, Dining Dollars and Meal Plans.


What services are provided at Dimond Library?

In addition to the Information Desk, where staff can help with library card registrations, materials, course reserves and informational questions, there is a multitude of services offered at our library. Services include:

Government Information Faculty

  • Provides support with all things relating to U.S. federal documents and publications.

Conors Writing Center

  • The Writing Center is available to all UNH students.
  • Provides free writing sessions and conferences.
  • Perfect for those seeking to improve their writing and oral presentation skills.

UNH writing center

IT Help Desk

  • Staff here can help with technology-related issues such as antivirus matters, setting up wi-fi, fixing computer account problems and more.

Computers and Printing

  • Students can access computers and printers at the library. 

Borrow, Renew, Return

  • Students can borrow books.

UNH student reading book

Interlibrary Loans

  • Students can use this system to borrow items from other libraries.
  • Expands your access to research materials.

Ask a Librarian

  • UNH's expert librarians can support your research needs.
  • Professors will sometimes incorporate librarians into their courses.


Is there an “online” library?

Yes! You can use UNH's library website to navigate to databases, catalogs and more to find what you are looking for. Librarians are available to help you in your search as well.


UNH students studying in Dimond Library

Are there student employment opportunities at the library?

If you are eligible for the Federal Work-Study Program, yes! Many students apply for the information desk at Dimond, where they assist visitors and help with various library materials. There are sometimes positions in the Dean’s office, where students do clerical work and apply customer service skills. Read about more employment opportunities available here


What are the Dimond Library hours of operation?

Dimond Library's hours may vary due to various factors such as holidays and curtailed operations, but the typical hours of operation are:

  • Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 12 a.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
UNH students walking into Dimond Library


At the beginning of each academic year, tours and orientations are available weekly at the Dimond Library. Registration is not necessary and it is a great way for new UNH students to familiarize themselves with the library that they will be using for the next four years. You can also take a 360-degree virtual tour of our library, or schedule an in-person tour to check it out yourself!

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Admitted Students Guide: the MUB & Student Activities

UNH student Thiri San ’23 tells you all you’ll need to know about the Memorial Union Building, which we call the MUB, at UNH. Learn more about what you can find in this hub of student life on campus and explore ways to get involved, have fun and find community. read more about the mub