The Southwest Texas Junior College Library supports and enriches the instructional, research, and public service missions of the College through the stewardship of scholarly information and the delivery of information services.


As a dynamic center of academic study, our constituents will consider the Southwest Texas Junior College Library as the preferred provider of learning and research information delivered in the best user-friendly and service-oriented manner.

Our goals are to

  1. Promote communication of ideas, enlightened citizenship, and enriched personal lives.

  2. Support college courses with library materials and instructional aids that supplement and expand the content of the curriculum.

  3. Provide access to original, sometimes unorthodox, and critical ideas on many subjects.

  4. Serve the college as a center of reliable, up-to-date information in a variety of formats.

  5. Promote information literacy by providing library/information instruction sessions to groups and/or individuals.

  6. Provide off-campus access for students.

  7. Support and co-operate with other campus departments, organizations, and groups in education, civic, and cultural activities.