Reserve Guidelines

Books, CDs, DVDs, articles, book chapters, hardware, and even software can be put on reserve at any of our locations for limited circulation periods. Course Reserves have different circulation options depending on location, with high fines and limited to no renewals.

Submit Reserve Requests

Please submit reserve requests early. Lists are processed in the order received and can take up to two weeks to process.

Lists are taken off reserve at the end of each semester. If you intend to use your lists for future semesters, please contact reserve staff with all relevant information.

You may view the status of items on reserve for your course online.


We check each title against the library's holdings. Books that are checked out and books that are not owned by the library may take several weeks to become available.

You may place personal copies of items on reserve. For circulation purposes, we must affix a non-removable barcode to the front of the book. If the resource is lost or damaged, the UNH Library does not replace the book.

Books Chapters & Journal Articles

You must provide the photocopies of articles following copyright guidelines for fair use. Guidelines include limitations on the type and amount of material used (no more than one chapter from a book, or one article from a periodical).

In branch library locations, photocopies can be put on reserve. Photocopies should be made by you and full notice of copyright/source must be on the first page of the article or the title and copyright pages of the book included.

In Dimond Library journal articles and book chapters should be submitted for electronic reserves.

Exams, Lecture Notes, Student Papers & More

Most collateral class material may be placed on reserve. Exams are scanned and made available through the library catalog. Student papers must be submitted with the permission of the student and with the identifying information removed. Course packets may only be placed on reserve for the semester for which they were produced.

Videos, DVDs, CDs

Videos, DVDs, and CDs can be placed on reserve at the Information Desk on Level 3. Equipment to view or listen to them are available in the Multimedia Center or laptops and other portable equipment can be checked out at the Information Desk. We may also be able to get access to streaming media.

Contact Us

Dimond Library Information Desk
phone:  (603) 862-3125
email:  Dimond Reserves

Chemistry Library Parsons Hall
phone:  (603) 862-1083
email:  Chemistry Library

Engineering, Math, & CS Library Kingsbury Hall
phone:  (603) 862-1196
email:  Kingsbury Library

Physics Library DeMeritt Hall
phone:  (603) 862-2348
email:  Physics Library