Robert R. Muntz Library

Jeanne R. Pyle, Director

Mission Statement

The University of Texas at Tyler Libraries supports the University's goals of excellence in teaching, research, and public service. As an essential academic unit, the Libraries will serve as a center of discovery, exchange, and advancement of ideas.

The Robert R. Muntz Library provides access to thousands of digital books and a wide variety of electronic databases and periodicals. Students, faculty and staff, regardless of location, have access to online library resources and services. There are also onsite resources available at both Longview and Palestine campuses.

The Library houses an array of online and print materials to support the various degree programs offered by the University of Texas at Tyler. Holdings also include numerous materials received through the Library's designation as one of 55 Texas state government document depositories, as well as videos, CD's, and other audiovisual materials. The Library's Interlibrary Services also provides the university community with access to great many academic and public library collections, worldwide.

The skillful, services-oriented library staff provides assistance to our other users with their research and information needs. Librarians strive to select, acquire, organize, preserve and share the information resources necessary to meet the current and future needs of library users.

The library provides an environment conductive to study and collaboration. Wireless networked laptops are available to students for checkout and use within the library. Access to PatriotAir, the campus wireless network is available for personal laptops. The library also maintains individual study carrels and group study rooms.

The ultimate goal of library functions is to meet the needs of the individual while preserving equal access for the entire university community.