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    Mission and Vision 

    The mission of the David Glenn Hunt Memorial Library is to promote engaged scholarship by providing access to innovative resources and social spaces and cultivating excellence in student success, teaching, learning, and research. We strive to collaboratively support access, discovery, and lifelong learning skills for all Galveston College (GC) faculty, staff, and students.

    The David Glenn Hunt Memorial Library aspires to be a premier center for learning, discovery, access, and collaboration for the college community.

    Dr. David Glenn Hunt was Galveston College’s founding president. He helped start Galveston College as it opened its doors in 1967 and the Library was named in his honor.


    • Support research and scholarship of faculty, students, and the college community by providing access to a wide range of scholarly resources such as books, journals, databases, and other materials. 
    • Facilitate teaching and learning resources, tools, and services that help students and faculty succeed.
    • Foster community and collaboration as a hub for scholarly activity on campus, providing space for students, faculty, and staff to collaborate, study, and engage with one another. 
    • Promote access and equity of resources and services available to all college community members, regardless of their background or status. 
    • Preserve and share knowledge, organize, and make available materials that document the scholarly and cultural output of the institution and the community
    • Support digital scholarship and innovation by providing access to digital resources, supporting data management, and facilitating the creation and dissemination of digital scholarship.

    Diversity Statement for the Library 

    A diverse and inclusive library is essential to academic excellence, and we strive to ensure that our collections, services, and programs reflect the diversity of our community. We are committed to providing access to information and resources that support all college community members' academic and personal success.  Creating a genuinely inclusive library requires ongoing effort and commitment, and we continually assess and improve our policies and practices to ensure that we meet our diverse community's needs. We strive to create and maintain a welcoming and inclusive environment that respects the diversity of our users, including their race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, ability, and socioeconomic status.