Courtesy Cards

front and back of a library courtesy card
Information about cards that allow community members to check out UNT library materials.
Due to COVID-19 related health concerns and restrictions, library services and spaces are reserved for current UNT students, staff, and faculty. Courtesy Card borrowing is temporarily suspended. Community patrons may contact Ask Us with questions about services and accounts.

Individuals can apply for a UNT Courtesy Card to check out library materials. A picture ID will be requested to verify the individual presenting the card. The UNT Courtesy Card as well as a picture ID must be presented each time materials are checked out.

Currently enrolled UNT Students, Faculty, & Staff do not need to apply for a courtesy card. Your UNT ID is your library card. If you are an unenrolled graduate student or an unenrolled undergraduate student, please contact Access Services at (940) 565-2413 regarding checkout privileges. See: TexShare Cards, OCLC Reciprocal Borrowing Cards.

The follow​ing may apply for a courtesy card:

  • Current members of the UNT Alumni Association (must present current UNT Alumni Association card upon application or other proof that membership is current).
  • A spouse or adult child of a UNT faculty or staff member residing in the same city as the faculty member.
  • Part-time UNT faculty members.
  • An unenrolled UNT graduate student currently pursuing a degree.
  • An undergraduate unenrolled for the spring or summer session of the current academic year.
  • An unenrolled UNT student finishing an “incomplete” grade.
  • A retired UNT faculty or staff member.
  • A Denton county permanent resident - Courtesy cards for Denton County residents will be issued immediately if you provide a non-expired driver’s license which shows you reside in Denton County. Otherwise, the card will be mailed.

Borrowing Privileges.

Please see our circulation policies for specifics on loan periods, check out eligibility, fines rates, renewals, etc.

More Information

  • Anyone under 18 years of age or still attending high school is not eligible for a courtesy card. (Exception: If you are attending high school and have a TexShare card, you will be eligible for a courtesy card.)
  • Courtesy card applications may be made in person at the Library Services Desk in Willis Library or by submitting a Courtesy Card Application online form.
  • Call (940) 565-2413 or e-mail Access Services for further information concerning courtesy card eligibility.