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Spaces & Technology
The libraries provide a number of different technology & computing related resources. This page describes general information about them and other related topics.
There are printers, scanners, and copiers located throughout the Libraries. This page gives you information about their locations, and other basic information.
Group study room are available in multiple library locations. Find out where the rooms are located, hours of availability, how to get keys, and get up to speed on use policies. See:
Learn about the technical requirements for accessing online articles, databases, and other subscription-based electronic resources via the UNT campus network, at home, or using our wireless networks. This page also notes some resources and policy-based restrictions.
The UNT Libraries have laptops available for currently enrolled UNT students. Special circulation rules, fines rates, and other guidelines apply. See:
The University of North Texas Libraries maintains community workstations in support of learning and research at University of North Texas.
The UNT Libraries’ makerspace, The Spark, promotes the cooperative and creative use of technology. We provide the UNT community with access to equipment, software, and training that promotes innovative, cross-disciplinary learning.
Software Carpentry is an internationally active nonprofit organization whose mission is to teach professionals and students the ins and outs of programming so they can excel and become more efficient in their field.
We offer semester-long checkouts of lockers to Graduate Students in Willis Library.
Contains the Libraries’ non-print, audiovisual collections and interactive, interdisciplinary spaces with strengths in film and gaming. We support the instructional and research needs of the UNT community by providing access to a variety of media formats through both our physical and digital collections.
The Music Library supports the scholarly and performance research needs of the College of Music by collecting and preserving monographs, reference works, periodicals, printed music and sound recording formats, as well as subscribing to electronic databases for research and streaming music. Special collections are a particular strength of the Music Library’s holdings, emphasizing the many genres classified under Western art music and jazz, but also popular music and various sub-genres. Ten full-time staff and around 30 student assistants also provide reference and access services, ensuring that the College of Music and all outside researchers are able to locate and access music materials.
Collects and preserves rare and unique materials including books, oral histories, university archives, historical manuscripts, maps, microfilm, photographs, art and artifacts. View exhibits and work with our collections both online or in the Sarah T. Hughes Reading Room.