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 the Judge Sarah T. Hughes Reading Room located on the fourth floor of Willis Library.


University Libraries are the heart of learning and research at UNT. Libraries’ faculty and staff offer outstanding core library services, provide leading-edge technology and support, and enhance the campus community with special events throughout the year. The libraries are a driver in providing open access to information and knowledge, showcasing the scholarly and artistic works of UNT’s faculty and staff, and helping UNT’s students succeed.