St. Louis Public Library (SLPL) was established in 1865 as the Public School Library Society of St. Louis. In the beginning, it was a subscription Library open only to paying members. Then it opened to the public for reference and reading on the premises in 1874. With a mission to "provide learning resources and information services that support and improve individual, family and community life", SLPL now has 17 locations across the city, over four million books and items, 2.3 million visitors annually and 83,000 Library cardholders.
The library is the most-used campus service at the University of North Texas. Through the University's four library locations, students gain access to more than 6 million print and digital items along with innovative programs, support services and expert personnel eager to help them achieve their academic and scholarly goals. Learn more about UNT's library locations at this link.
Residing on the main campus, the Vance Memorial Library is located in approximately 27,880 square feet on the first and second floors of the Carr P. and Ruth Collins Learning Center, which was built in 1965. Serving as the academic hub on campus, the library provides the study, research, and collaboration space for the campus community.