Reserve Guidelines

Books, CDs, DVDs, 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. If the resource is lost or damaged, the UNH Library does not replace the book.

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. If you have material not specific to a particular course, we can set up a Mediated Retrieval.

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