Sycamore Library Collections

Government Documents Collection

“Government documents” is a term used to categorize any information produced at government expense and disseminated by a government agency. As such, material produced by government bodies at the local, state, federal, and international level, in addition to government-funded agencies and organizations, are considered government documents. The Sycamore Library houses collections the UNT Libraries receive as a member of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) and the Texas State Depository Program. These collections cover a wide range of topics and subjects as well as time periods from colonial times to the present. The UNT Libraries committed to retain government publications as a Preservation Steward partner to the Government Publishing Office (GPO).

Sycamore Library General Collections

The Sycamore Library serves as home to portions of the UNT Libraries’ general collections. These collections include Geography, Political Science, Public Administration, Business, and Law materials. The following call numbers can be found at the Sycamore Library – G, HA, HB, HC, HE, HF, HG, HJ, J, JA, JC, JF, JJ, JK, JL, JN, JQ, JS, JV, JX, JZ, K, KB, KD, KE, KF, KG, KH, KJ-KKZ, KL_KWX, KZ.

Juvenile and Curriculum Materials Collections

The Juvenile collection at the Sycamore Library is a collection of fiction, nonfiction, and reference materials for readers ranging from preschool to young adult. The collection supports students and faculty in the College of Education and serves as a pleasure reading collection for faculty, students, and their children. The Curriculum Materials Collection includes textbooks, instructional materials, and instructional kits that support the curriculum needs of students and faculty in the College of Education.

Maps and Posters

The Sycamore Library has a modest but diverse collection of maps and posters produced by U.S. federal and Texas state government agencies as well as by commercial publishers such as National Geographic. Map holdings include geologic, topographic, and historic county plat maps of Texas; thematic maps showing features such as climate, population density, and industrial activity; WWII-era news maps; and literary maps depicting locations and journeys in classic fiction. We even have maps and atlases of other planets in our solar system, and star charts that map the entire known universe. Posters include World War I and II propaganda as well as educational and promotional materials from NASA, the U.S. Defense Department, and many other government agencies.