The Special Collections department collects and preserves rare and unique materials including rare books, oral histories, university archives, historical manuscripts, maps, microfilm, photographs, art and artifacts. Students, faculty and the public are welcome to access collections and view special exhibits in our Fourth floor Reading Room.

Items from our collections are always on display in special collections. Visit the Reading Room to see our most current exhibit, or visit our digital exhibits on-line. 

The Special Collections department is the recipient of a 2014 Council of Library and Information Resources Hidden Collections grant. Find out more about this project on our project blog Discovering the Southwest Metroplex.

Search Finding Aids

Search the contents of our collections using this specialized discovery tool.


Monday - Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 8:00 - 4:30 PM Closed

Special Collections Events

UNT Special Collections will be hosting Revealing Hidden Collections: A Joint Symposium with Texas A&M and UNT Libraries with presentations by Anton duPlessis, Curator of the Colonial Mexican Collection at Texas A&M, Jaime Janda, Project Archivist for UNT, and Morgan Gieringer, Head of Special Collections at UNT.

Willis Library | The Forum, Room 140
Friday, February 19, 2016 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Join us for a book discussion!

Denton Public Library's Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 7:00pm