Welcome to the Book Club

The University of New Hampshire has been admitted to the elite Boston Library Consortium, a cooperative association of 19 academic and research libraries with combined collections totalling some 31 million volumes. The consortium includes some of the best-known research institutions in the nation, but UNH is the first to be admitted from New Hampshire.

Admission to the consortium means that UNH faculty, students and staff members will have full access to the collections of the other members, either on site or through the interlibrary loan system. Membership also enables UNH to benefit from professional-development opportunities for library faculty and staff and to offer expanded services, such as a new online reference service.

"Membership in the Boston Library Consortium affirms the reputation of our faculty and the collections we have built at UNH," says university librarian Claudia Morner. The university is the first new member to join the consortium since the early 1990s, when Brown University was admitted. Among the other member institutions are the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston University, Boston College, the Boston Public Library, Northeastern University, Tufts University and the University of Massachusetts. ~

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