We are still here for your research, learning, and teaching needs.

While the following Steen Library services, the Circulation Desk and the ETRC, are closed, we still have robust virtual services and thousands of electronic resources to support your research, learning, and online instruction needs. You can contact us at AskUs.

Please hold on to your materials, we cannot accept returns at this time. We are not charging overdue fines.

We appreciate your understanding and for current information about changes to our services and resources please visit the Library's Coronavirus Updates and Resources guide.


Mission Statement

The Ralph W. Steen Library provides access to relevant scholarly resources and services, flexible learning spaces, and technology support to help students achieve academic success, develop critical thinking skills, and become life-long learners.

The Library supports faculty, staff, and the larger academic community in the advancement of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative work, service, and the preservation of the cultural and historical identities of the University and the East Texas community.

Vision Statement

As the academic center of the University, the Ralph W. Steen Library is a gateway to information discovery, knowledge creation, and cultural preservation, fostering an atmosphere that encourages research and creativity, critical thinking, experiential learning, and collaborative partnerships.