UNT Libraries entered the world of Digital Libraries in 2004 with the launch of The Portal to Texas
History, a digital repository for institutions across Texas. In 2005 the UNT Digital Library was launched,
which hosts digital materials such as theses and research materials, as well digital materials from
various UNT departments. The Digital Libraries department is housed on the third floor of Willis Library,
where they have department members build and maintain the digital repository sites, as well as a digital
projects lab, where materials from partner institutions are scanned or photographed, and metadata is
applied to those materials to make them searchable. These digital libraries provide access to over 3.5
million items, comprising nearly 74 million digital files.
In 2012 UNT Libraries launched The Gateway to Oklahoma History in partnership with the Oklahoma Historical Society.