September 19, 2017

Van Delivery News - Columbus Day - State Library IS Open

The NH State Library is OPEN on Columbus Day, Monday, October 9, 2017, which means the Van Delivery System will be running. If you are a Monday delivery and your library is closed for the day (and the driver doesn’t have a key/alarm code for delivery) please let us know by Thursday, October 5th, 2pm, by calling the Circulation Desk (271-2616).

September 15, 2017

NHU-PAC searching fixed

Friday, Sept. 15, 10:30 a.m.: In the time it took for Christine to post the message about NHU-PAC searching not working, I was able to stop and restart the searching service and all looks OK now.

NHU-PAC Searching

NHU-PAC searching is not working at the moment. We're looking into what the problem may be. As soon as it's fixed, we will let you know.

September 13, 2017

Villa Augustina School holdings

Although Villa Augustina School in Goffstown closed 3 years ago, there were still 6531 holdings for its library in the NHU-PAC...until yesterday.  Thanks to the folks at Goffstown Public Library for bringing this to our attention.  All Villa Augustina holdings have now been removed from the database.

As previously noted, holdings for UNH Durham were removed from the NHU-PAC over the summer at the library's request.  That created a lot of newly "orphaned" bibliographic records--ones without any holdings.  Work continues to remove these records from the NHU-PAC.  We're more than a third of the way through them now.

September 11, 2017

Children's and Teen Book Review at NHSL

This is just a reminder about the Children’s and Teen Book Review, which will be held this week at the State Library from September 11-14 (Monday through 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 are welcome to 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 is available on NHU PAC (Librarian’s Tools tab, then Children’s Book Review link). Questions should be directed to Ann Hoey, Youth and Adult Services Coordinator, at 603-271-2865.

August 25, 2017

NHU-PAC back online

Friday, Aug. 25, 10:10 a.m.: Needed server maintenance has been completed and the NHU-PAC is back online for your cataloging, ILL, and reference needs.

More good news: we were able to do maintenance previously scheduled for next week.  The previously announced outage on the morning of Thursday, Aug. 31, will not be necessary.  There will, however, be a very brief interruption of the ILL program at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29.  This will last less than a minute.

August 24, 2017

NHU-PAC offline Fri 8/25 9:15-noon

The state's IT folks have informed us that they'll be installing critical security updates to the NHU-PAC's server operating system tomorrow morning (Friday, Aug. 25) starting around 9:15.  The NHU-PAC will go offline at that time.  Work should be completed by noon; an advisory will be posted here when the NHU-PAC is back up and running.

The ILL program is on a separate server which is not directly affected but be aware that catalog searches for ILL are tied into other parts of the NHU-PAC and will not likely function during this work.  If you go directly to the ILL program while the server work is underway you should be able to work with existing transactions but do not expect to be able to create new transactions.

August 22, 2017

NC Van Route Cancelled Today, Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Today’s NC Van Delivery route is cancelled.  The stops will get a delivery either Thursday or Friday of this week.  The affected libraries are:

White Mountains Community College, Berlin
North Conway
Twin Mountain

Sorry for the inconvenience.

August 18, 2017

Van Delivery News September 2017

The NH State Library will be CLOSED on Monday, September 4, 2017, in observance of Labor Day. There will be NO VAN DELIVERY on this date.

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 (i.e. the week after a holiday closing). 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 Diana DeCota at 271-2206.