Each item in this collection was found in a library book, so it may be unsurprising that many of the
items relate to the library itself. As the university grew and evolved (including several name changes)
so did the library. From these check-out cards and location guides, a vision of the library before online
databases and e-books appears. In the days when UNT was “North Texas State Normal College” the library
closed each day for a lunch hour, and students would incur a 2 cent fine for each day a book was overdue;
and for many years, patrons relied on printed reminders of where to find the books they sought according
to their Library of Congress or Dewey Decimal classifications.