Robert R. Muntz Library

Rebecca McKay Johnson, Executive Director

The Robert R. Muntz Library collects, organizes, and provides access to an expansive array of electronic journals, electronic books, databases, and print materials to support the teaching, learning, and research activities of The University of Texas at Tyler.  A knowledgeable and service-oriented staff provides assistance and instruction to our users for their research and information needs.  The Library building includes computers and printers for student use, collaborative spaces for study, and is open 105 hours per week during the long semesters.  The University Archives and Special Collections Department of the library houses and preserves archival collections about the history of UT Tyler and East Texas, artifacts and rare books.  The Library also hosts UT Tyler’s institutional repository, Scholar Works at UT Tyler.  Scholar Works is a digital service that collects, preserves, and distributes the scholarly output of the UT Tyler community, including: theses, dissertations, faculty, and departmental publications. 

Mission Statement

The Robert R. Muntz Library supports the University Strategic Plan’s four pillars.  To accomplish this, the library will excel in collecting and providing access to quality educational and scholarly resources; offering excellent and timely services and events; making available current technologies; and creating an inspiring and welcoming physical environment.  


We aspire to be the university’s intellectual gateway, supporting the discovery, exchange, and advancement of ideas.  


The library will: 

  • Increase engagement with UT Tyler and the surrounding community
  • Support the scholarship and creativity of the UT Tyler community
  • Develop and maintain a thoughtfully chosen, well-organized, and easily accessible array of resources that support the curriculum and stimulate curiosity
  • Enhance student learning and critical thinking through the integration of information literacy across the curriculum
  • Sponsor opportunities that create a vibrant, safe, engaged student experience complementary to the university’s academic mission
  • Provide an environment that promotes reflection, research, and collaboration
  • Promote high operational, service, and ethical standards by conducting continuous evaluation of resources and services
  • Create a positive and accessible work environment for a highly capable and diverse staff