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University of New Hampshire

105 Main Street, Thompson Hall, Durham, NH 03824

The University of New Hampshire (UNH) is a public research university in the University System of New Hampshire. The university's Durham campus, comprising six colleges, is located in the Seacoast region of the state. A seventh college, the University of New Hampshire at Manchester, occupies the university's campus in the state's largest city. The University of New Hampshire School of Law, known as the Franklin Pierce Law Center until 2010, is located in Concord, the state's capital. With over 15,000 students between its Durham, Manchester, and Concord campuses, UNH is the largest university in the state.

Conant Hall, the first chemistry building on the Durham campus, was dedicated as a National Historical Chemical Landmark. It was the headquarters of the American Chemical Society from 1907–1911, when Charles Parsons was the society’s secretary. In addition, from 1906–1928, the hall housed the laboratories of Charles James, who was an innovative developer of separation and analytical methods for compounds of rare earth elements.

Notable alumni include actor Andrew Robinson (Garak on "Star Trek: DS9"); novelist John Irving ; screenwriter/director Jennifer Lee ("Frozen"); and actor Michael Ontkean.

Library access: Members of the general public may use materials in the UNH Library, including electronic resources. Free library cards are available to residents of Durham, Lee and Madbury, as well as state employees and patrons of institutions in the Boston Library Consortium and New Hampshire College & University Council Consortium. Other residents of New Hampshire and Southern Maine may purchase borrowing cards for $60 per year ($48 for seniors). $15 summer cards are available for summer residents.

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