Most books, scores, and a number of other kinds of items within our
collections are considered regular circulating materials unless noted as
“non-circulating,” or placed on reserves. These materials are located at
various locations and may be checked out at one of our service desks.
In order to borrow materials, you must present a valid ID. UNT students,
faculty and staff can check out materials using their UNT ID card.
All other users must register with the Library Services Desk at Willis
Library before checking out items. All ID cards are non-transferable.
The University of North Texas Libraries are committed to information
accessibility. Retrieving hard copies of items unavailable in the
library catalog is made possible through a variety of services,
including traditional interlibrary loan and commercial document
delivery. As technology advances, the methods, formats and fees are
subject to change.
The Music Library houses reserves for music classes. Materials on
reserve in the Music Library may include books, scores, recordings,
photocopies, or other personal items. Different policies and procedures
apply to the various formats
The Collection Development Policy of the University of North Texas Libraries
governs the acquisition, disposition, placement, and access to materials that
support the research and teaching needs of students and faculty, in accordance
with the missions of the University and the Library.
This policy governs the acquisition of research data resources intended for
inclusion in the general collection at the University of North Texas (UNT)
Libraries, provided by non-UNT affiliates, including, but not limited to data
sets and statistical resources.
This policy provides guidelines for the disposition of library materials
within the general collection whether acquired by purchase or by gift or
exchange. This policy does not apply to rare or high value materials,
government documents, special collections, or materials covered by the
Music or Media Collection Development Policies.
This policy addresses accepting gifts of books, journals, videos and
resources in other formats offered to UNT Libraries in support of
teaching and research information needs of University students and
The following are the UNT Media Library’s policies and procedures for
creating preservation copies of audiovisual materials from the UNT
Libraries collections. These preservation copies will become part of the
library collection and are not to be made for the purpose of supplying a
patron with a personal copy of an item. These policies and procedures
are based on the Copyright Section 108(c) with guidance from the 2012
report “Video At Risk: Strategies for Preserving Commercial Video
Collections in Libraries” produced by the NYU Libraries.
The Media Library follows the face-to-face classroom exemption for use
of media materials, as outlined in the Copyright Act (U.S. Code, Title
17, Section 110). The Media Library also follows the Fair Use Guidelines
for Educational Multimedia.
The UNT Libraries is committed to making library-generated data broadly
available in the UNT Data Repository. When possible, deposited datasets
will be made available with the Creative Commons Public Domain
Dedication (CC0) license and are generally intended to be completely in
the Public Domain.