Get to the details you need about lending, technology, study space options, working with reserves, and the dozens of other services we provide you.
Borrowing and Delivery
Check Out Materials
This is a starting point for info on lending privileges, locations, borrowing reserve items, and borrowing items from other libraries.
- Check Out Materials Overview
- Laptops for Checkout
- Paying Fines
- Returning Items
- Search Service for Missing/Lost Items
Details: Circulation Policies & Procedures
We can deliver many regular circulating items to various library locations for you.
Required or recommended readings, music, media and other items for courses can be found at either a reserve desk or online. This page provides links to policies, online systems, and can help you find the right desk.
Need something for your class? Search Course Reserves.
Not currently enrolled or employed at UNT but you want to borrow materials from us? You might need a courtesy card.
Details: ID Card Policy
Interlibrary Loan Borrowing and Document Delivery
Obtains items not available at the UNT Libraries from other institutions. Learn about eligibility, types of available materials, checking the status of a request, loan lengths, and your responsibilities.
Spaces, Technology, and Computing
Technology & Computing Overview
The libraries provide a number of different technology & computing related resources for you. This page describes general information about them. Web-based tools used for research, or resource discovery are not discussed here.
On & Off Campus Access
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.
Reserving a Study Space
Study Rooms, Pods, and One-Button Studios are available in various locations. Find out where these spaces are located, hours of availability, and get up to speed on use policies. See:
Printing, Scanning, Photocopies
There are printers, scanners, and copiers located throughout the Libraries. This page gives you information about their locations, and other basic information.
Details: Printing & Photocopy Policies
Check Out Laptops
The UNT Libraries offers access to a limited supply of laptops to currently enrolled UNT students. Special policies, fines rates, and other guidelines apply. See:
Media Viewing Stations
Need to watch a video while on campus during the school day? Don’t own a Laserdisc player? We have space for you.
Willis Library Lockers
We offer semester-long checkouts of lockers to Graduate Students in Willis Library.
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.
- Overview (hours, location, staff, workshops)
- Audio/Visual Equipment
- Electronics, Programming, & Prototyping
- Printing, Cutting, & Replication
Media Gaming Stations
The Media Library has console and PC Gaming stations available for individuals and groups wishing to play games in the Media Library and for studying games.
Scholarly and Professional
Copyright Advisory Services
UNT Libraries copyright specialists assist faculty, students, staff and community members in understanding copyright law (including fair use), plagiarism, and publisher agreements and other contracts for transfer or licensing of material protected by copyright. Our services include individual consultations, small-group workshops, and presentations on a variety of subjects.
UNT Libraries Scholarly Publishing Services
The UNT Libraries Scholarly Publishing Services offer:
- Consultations on scholarly publishing projects and on navigating the changing world of academic publishing
- Resources for scholarly authors and editors
- Aquiline Books: publishing works of scholarship from the UNT community
- UNT Libraries Journal Hosting: free hosting and support for qualified journals edited at UNT
The Digital Scholarship Committee is a library-wide working group that seeks to develop tools, training, and research support for members of the UNT community and their digital endeavors.
Assistance with Grant-Funded Research
Scholars across disciplines use resources provided by the UNT Libraries in the course of their research, including that research that is funded through grants. These resources range from collections made available through the Libraries (including access to online journals through licenses paid for by the Libraries) to digital expertise and infrastructure allowing researchers to easily organize, share, and preserve the products of their research.
Scholarly Communication Outreach
The Scholarly Communication Office offers workshops, class visits, sponsored events, and online resources related to scholarly writing, academic publishing, copyright & author rights, managing research data, open access & open education resources, and other topics related to the scholarly communication system. Contact us to set up a consultation or visit.
Research and Instruction
The skills and concepts taught in these classes provide students with a better comprehension of library research and improve their skills using the Libraries.
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.
Government Information Connection
UNT Libraries’ Government Information Connection assists when patrons have questions, need directions, or want advice about finding governmental, business, geographic, or legal information. Our [subject guidessg provide a starting place for patrons looking for government information or services. In addition to the students, faculty, and staff of the University of North Texas, we serve the citizens of the 26th Congressional District of Texas and beyond.
We are partnering with the UNT Writing Center and Learning Center to provide as much help as possible for you when you come to Willis Library. Stop by Willis Library, 2nd floor for help during tutoring hours. No appointment needed!
Special Collections: Research
We house a growing collection of unique primary source research materials in the Special Collections. Learn about visiting, locating materials, handling items, and our Research Fellowship Program. See Also:
Individuals are welcome to request a personal tour of the Libraries during regular operating hours at any of the Libraries’ Service Desks.
Media Reference Services
Film and Media reference services are available upon request.
Services for Persons with Disabilities
This page describes services and other information applicable to users with disabilities. It notes contacts, policies and procedures, as well as short descriptions of adaptive equipment.
From a Babylonian clay tablet created in 2,000 B.C. to a blog post you made 10 minutes ago, the UNT Libraries are committed to the preservation of information of all formats.
Texas Digital Newspaper Program
The Texas Digital Newspaper Program (TDNP) partners with Texas communities, publishers, and institutions to promote standards-based digitization of newspapers and to make newspapers freely accessible via The Portal to Texas History.
Media Transfer Services
The Media Library offers a free, self-service video-to-DVD transfer station as well as paid digitization services and preservation consultations. Learn how you can transfer your old videos to digital formats.