December 5, 2016

Lakes Region (LR) Van Delivery Route

A number of libraries on the Lakes Region (LR) Van Delivery route have been skipped today, Monday, December 5, 2016, due to poor travel conditions.  The affected libraries are:


Sorry for any inconvenience.

December 2, 2016

No NC van Fri 12/2

The North Country Van Delivery Service route is cancelled for today, Friday, December 2, 2016.  For those of you with a Friday only delivery, Heather will make a stop at your library on Tuesday, December 6th.  The affected libraries are:

Center Sandwich




North Conway




Sorry for any inconvenience.


Diana DeCota

Library Technician II

NH State Library

December 1, 2016

Van Route Cancellation

The North Country Van Delivery route is cancelled today, Thursday, December 1, 2016.  The following libraries are affected.

White Mountains Regional High School, Whitefield
White Mountains Community College, Berlin

Sorry for any inconvenience.

November 28, 2016

Brief NHU-PAC outages on Tue & Wed mornings

The NHU-PAC will be offline for about 10 minutes starting at 7:35 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, for scheduled server maintenance.  Also expect a brief (less than a minute) interruption of the NHU-PAC ILL program at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, Nov. 30, NHU-PAC keyword searching will be disabled for about 5 minutes starting at 7:35 a.m. to allow installation of updated indexes.

November 7, 2016

10 Years of NHAIS Notes

On November 7, 2006 we published the first post on NHAIS Notes.
Since then there have been more than 208,500 pageviews of NHAIS Notes postings. Roughly 40% of our traffic is from users of Firefox browsers, 36% from Internet Explorer, and 16% from Chrome.
Are there things you would like to see added to the blog? Let us know how we can make this a more helpful resource for NH's libraries.

November 4, 2016

No NC van Friday 11/4

Today’s North Country van route has been canceled.  The following libraries are affected:

Center Sandwich
North Conway

October 31, 2016

Van Delivery News - November 2016

The New Hampshire State Library will be closed on the following days in the month of November:

Friday, November 11, 2016, in honor of Veterans' Day
Thursday, November 24, 2016, Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 25, 2016, Day after Thanksgiving

There will be NO VAN DELIVERY on those dates.

For a complete list of all of the holidays the State Library is closed, please visit (the van delivery instructions) and scroll down to "NO Van Service".

If for any other reason (e.g. bad weather) van service on a particular route(s) does not operate, libraries will be notified via an e-mail message and this blog. If your library does not receive van service on a particular day, please check your e-mail and this blog before calling the State Library.

Please remember to properly label each item which you are sending via the Van Delivery Service. This will help ensure these items make it to the correct destination in a timely manner.

If you need a refresher on how items should be marked for the van, please refer to the Van Delivery Service - Instructions,, and scroll down to number 3 of the guidelines, "Addressing material to be sent on the van".

To print a current van directory list arranged in alphabetical order by library, please use the PDF version which is available at
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print this pdf file. If you do not have it installed on your machine, you may down load it for free from

Due to the ever increasing load of materials transported by the New Hampshire State Library van delivery system, our vans can reach maximum capacity before the end of a van route, especially following long weekends and holidays. Our drivers can decline to accept materials if they feel they cannot fit them safely on their van. We are also asking libraries to please be aware of volume during times when there is likely to be a problem. You should prioritize your materials to be picked up, in case some items must be left until the next van pick up. That will allow us to immediately transport the most important items as quickly as possible.

If you have any questions you may contact Donna Gilbreth at 271-2060 or Diana DeCota at 271-2206.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

October 26, 2016

Children’s and Teen Book Review

Children's Book Review, NHSL, 2015
A Children’s and Teen Book Review will be held at the State Library from November 7-10 (Monday-Thursday) from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day.  Picture books as well as juvenile and teen fiction and nonfiction will be on display. Librarians may visit anytime during their convenience to look over the books, read reviews, and select a few books for their library collections. The books will be sent via van after the Review ends.

The list of titles at the Review are now available in NHU PAC. From the homepage of NHU PAC, choose the gray “Librarian’s Tools” tab and then the “Children’s Book Review” link in the purple section.

Please contact Ann Hoey if you have any questions.

October 25, 2016

Brief NHU-PAC outage 10/25 7:35am

It's the last Tuesday morning of the month--that means server maintenance time for the NHU-PAC.  Expect a couple of brief interruptions this morning: the NHU-PAC will be offline for about 10 minutes starting at 7:35 a.m. while the ILL program will be interrupted for less than a minute at 9 a.m.