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Trans Accessible Libraries Initiative

This guide provides practical information and library resources for UNTs transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming, gender variant, and gender diverse students.

Trans Accessible Library Services

This page is intended to highlight library services and facilities that may concern a transgender individual; for example, information privacy, ways in which you can help yourself in person and online, restroom locations, or getting research help. For information about library services in general, please visit the UNT Libraries' Services page. Please contact me, Julie Leuzinger (she/her/hers), if you have questions about a particular library service, I will do my best to describe it to address any concerns you may have in advance. 

trans accessible libraries initiative

NOTE: While I have tried to use inclusive language in this guide, if you notice anything that could be improved, please don't hesitate to contact me with suggestions.

Information and Privacy

Chosen Name and Email

The UNT Library uses information pulled from the UNT system for your library record. To ensure we are using your chosen name, please follow the directions provided from the Pride Alliance regarding Names at UNT.

Gender and Pronouns

All of our written communication no longer refers to gender in honorifics or otherwise and desk staff are trained to use gender neutral pronouns when interacting with students at the Access Services desk. Learn more about personal pronouns at MyPronouns.

Code of Ethics

We protect each library user's right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted (American Library Association Code of Ethics).

Checking Out Materials

The UNT Libraries has a self checkout machine located on the first floor of Willis Library just to the right of the center stair case.

self checkout machine location on first floor      self checkout machine

Restrooms

A gender-neutral restroom is located in the southwest corner of the 4th floor of Willis Library and gendered restrooms are located in the corner stairwells on each floor. Please use the restroom in which you feel most comfortable. If you need to find out where gender-neutral restrooms are located in other buildings on campus, please reach out to the Pride Alliance, they are working on a list that will be on their website when complete. 

willis library fourth floor

Research Help

There are a few ways to get research help at the UNT Libraries:

Ask Us

  • Our Ask Us service provides general research help at the Willis Library Services Desk, and via chat, text, phone, or email,
  • Email or schedule an appointment with your Subject Librarian for more in depth research help,
  • This library research guide, or
  • The resources from the Help Yourself Campaign, which is an initiative that strives to connect UNT students with resources on topics that may be difficult or stressful for individuals to learn about or discuss openly due to contextual factors in their lives.

If you need something the Libraries do not own you can:

Additional Links

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