Mission Statement

Coulter Library

In a nutshell…

...to build its collections of the written and graphic works of mankind and to make them readily available to all members of the community;

...to facilitate responsible, thoughtful, and compassionate use of these works;

...to create a welcoming, friendly atmosphere conducive to the asking of questions;

...to promote the art and spirit of inquiry;

...to provide a public forum for open discussion, exchange or debate;

...to assist in the discovery, rediscovery, and criticism of our cultural heritage;

...to guide in the exploration of “unpath’d waters and undream’d shores.”