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 - 5:00 PM 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Closed (no Saturday hours in the summer) Closed

Special Collections Events

Matthew Carr will visit UNT Libraries on Friday, August 4 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Willis Room 250H to talk about his use of UNT Libraries' Special Collections in his project Origins of the Culture War: Social Issues in State Party Platforms, 1960-2016.

Willis Library | 250H
Friday, August 4, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm