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Trans Accessible Libraries Initiative

This guide provides practical information and library resources for transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming students, and those interested in trans studies.

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 Public Services Librarian, Briana Knox (they/them/theirs), if you have questions about a particular library service, we will do our best to describe it to address any concerns you may have in advance. 

trans accessible libraries initiative

NOTE: While we have tried to use inclusive language in this guide, if you notice anything that could be improved, please don't hesitate to contact us 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 go through UNT IT to change your name

Gender and Pronouns

UNT Libraries written communication discontinued the use of gendered honorifics about a decade ago. You can 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


A single stall all use 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.

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:

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