Government Information

Federal Depository Library Program

This library is a congressionally designated depository for US Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)

Featured Resource

Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

Resources: Graphics and Multimedia

broken ice in ocean

Learn more about climate change with our featured Government Information featured resource, Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet.

For science teachers and others interested in climate change, NASA hosts this collection of resources dedicated to the topic. On the Graphics and Multimedia page, visitors will find a variety of simulations, short documentaries, infographics, and interactive quizzes. These resources break down the science behind climate change in an engaging, succinct manner. In addition to a wealth of multimedia material, NASA also provides an extensive resource list of lesson plans, classroom activities, and teaching modules in the For Educators page.


Generally, to find government publications, search one or more of these:

To find US documents published before 1976, ask for assistance as the above catalogs provide limited coverage of UNH holdings for this period.

Many recent New Hampshire government publications are found in the New Hampshire State Library Digital Library Collection.

Library Services

  • All members of the public may use these materials
  • Anyone with a UNH library card can borrow from the circulating collection
  • For assistance, contact Government Information staff, Dimond Level 3 (Main Floor)
  • Some of the library's data services are only available to the UNH community
  • Computer access for the public to government information and specialized resources (on Dimond Level 3 (Main Floor)):
    • Two terminals next to the Reference Desk
    • One computer in the Class of 1943 Map Room

Patents & Trademarks

The UNH Law Library is a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC). Most patent information is available on the open web. However, the UNH Law PTRC is open to the public during weekday hours. See their website for details.