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About Hunter Library

Library Mission 

In support of Western Carolina University’s mission, Hunter Library serves the curricular and research needs of students, faculty, and staff while encouraging academic success, fostering critical thinking, and enriching the community. The library fulfills this mission by providing access to information; offering research and instruction services; and preserving the intellectual, environmental, and cultural heritage of the university and the region.

Core Values

i. Education and lifelong learning
ii. Collaboration and engagement
iii. Freedom of inquiry
iv. Inclusivity and respect for the individual

In accordance with the American Library Association, Hunter Library seeks to “serve all community members, including people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, and the most vulnerable in our communities, offering services and educational resources that transform communities, open minds and promote inclusion and diversity.”

Contact the Library

(828) 227-7307 or Toll-free (866) 928-5424 | 176 Central Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

  • Circulation Desk: (828) 227-7485 (for questions about borrowing, renewing, reserves, study spaces, and your account)

  • Reference Desk:  (828) 227-7465 (for assistance with research and finding and evaluating information)

  • Office of the Dean: (828) 227-7307

  • Special and Digital Collections: (828) 227-7474

  • Staff Directory

Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library advocate for and support Hunter Library's mission of serving the WCU community. With costs rising and budgets tight, the library needs your help more than ever. At the same time, members enjoy borrowing privileges and special programs and events throughout the year. Your contribution helps enhance the quality of service that supports student and faculty success. We appreciate your support!

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