As a component of The University of Texas-Pan American, the University Library plays a critical role in the commitment of the University to academic excellence in a balanced program of teaching, research, and service. Its main function is to provide educational support for The University of Texas-Pan American. The Library facilitates scholarship by securing and providing access to resources and facilities to students, faculty, and the community. The Library actively assists academic and research programs by providing students with Library use instruction both on an individual and group basis. The University Library serves as the chief information center on campus and plays a strong role as a regional information center.