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UNT Library Game Collection

This guide is for librarians interested in library game collection management.

The tabletop game collection began in 2010 with donations from International Games Day. In 2012 we began purchasing board games, card games, roleplaying games, and giant games for outreach and events.  In 2015, we opened up the collection for circulation to the campus. 

Collection Development

This collection is focused on the use, creation, and impact of gaming. Tabletop games are collected that support student, faculty, and staff interest in recreation and research, which includes the study of mass media and popular culture, creative and educational game development, and student life.

Criteria for purchase include:

  • Games that support curriculum and collection goals
  • Top-rated or high popular interest
  • Historically relevant to game history
  • Push design boundaries

Tabletop Game Checkout

The UNT Media Library circulates all of our tabletop games and their accessories. This Library has closed stacks which makes the management of this collection much easier. 

  • Faculty & Staff can check out ten items for seven days
  • Students can check out three items for three days.

Faculty & Staff are not assessed fines but students are fined $2 a day for each overdue item. 

Loss and damage prevention
On return, our games are weighed on a scale (Tree Model HRB10001). If the weight is off by 3 or more grams the pieces are counted.

Interlibrary Loan
We do not lend our tabletop games or accessories through interlibrary loan. 

Role playing Games

The Library offers role-playing handbooks and accessories such as dice, figurines, and battle mats to our patrons. 

Photo of tabletop games on the library shelf.

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