About

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.