Parents are Welcome at UNT Libraries
Student parents can often feel unwelcome in academic libraries as there are not usually many ways to entertain children and because the library stereotype of a silent/quiet space can often discourage parents with playful children from visiting. These students often feel intimidated bringing potentially lively children to a space where they fear inconveniencing others, which in turn hurts their ability to utilize some library services and spaces. While this demographic faces many challenges on their journey to academic success, access to the library and research resources should not be one of them. UNT Libraries welcomes student parents and their children.
Keep Your Kids Entertained!
We know that entertaining kids while on campus can be a struggle. To help with this we are offering a variety of Kids Activity Kits available for checkout at the Library Services Desk on the first floor of Willis Library. Different kits will be available to suit different age ranges and interests. Each kit has it's own theme and contains at least one book along with age appropriate toys, activities, or games.
See a listing of our current kits and their contents here.
Library Noise Level Overview
While our main location, Willis Library, does have some traditional library quiet space, many of our spaces are designed for active group study which would be a great place to study when you need to bring kids along.
Click here to see at breakdown of our spaces and their noise levels.