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About Hunter Library

Hunter Library provides high-quality intellectual content to support the teaching, research and lifelong learning activities of the Western Carolina University community.  Free and open access to the library’s physical and electronic collections is available to WCU students, faculty and staff members.

Hunter’s librarians are subject specialists who teach patrons to find, evaluate, and use quality information. They provide research assistance by telephone, e-mail, online chat, in person at the reference desk or by appointment.

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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