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)
UNH buildings are currently closed to the public and anyone who is not participating in the COVID-19 campus testing program.
Access to extensive online government information is available as usual through the internet, the library catalog, FDLP LibGuides, and some of the resources on this page (including the Resources by Subject pages to the left). Please use Ask a Librarian to ask us your research or reference questions through our email and Zoom appointment services.
Please check the library’s COVID-19 page for updates and additional information on our resources and services during this unique time.
Generally, to find government publications, search one or more of these:
- The UNH library catalog
- Library search box (Articles, books, media & more search box on the library home page)
- WorldCat catalog, which includes publications at other libraries
- Catalog of US Government Publications, a more comprehensive US document-only database
- FDLP Basic Collection
- Resources by subject
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.
- All members of the public may use these materials
- Anyone with a UNH library card can borrow from the circulating collection
- For assistance, Ask a Librarian
- Some of the library's data services and geospatial software are only available to the UNH community
- Computer access for the public to government information is available through the public-access workstations on Dimond Level 3 (Main Floor). There is also one workstation next to the Research Center Desk, which may run some of the older US government CD-ROMs in the collection.
Patents & Trademarks
The UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law Library is a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC). Most patent information is available on the open web. The UNH Law Library PTRC workstations are available Monday-Friday, 11am to 4pm. See their website for details.