The Gunter Library is located in the Richard L. Caylor Building at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL), Ocean Springs, MS campus. The Library provides technical information for the research staff, resident faculty and students, and visitors. Included are files of abstracts and reprints, books and journals, expedition reports, dissertations, and reference works. Special book collections support the academic program of the Laboratory. The Gunter Library is a unique resource designed to support research, education, and service in the marine sciences.
The library was begun on September 1, 1955 by Dr. Gordon Gunter, director of the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory from 1955 to 1971. It was named in his honor by the Board of Trustees of the Institutions of Higher Learning on December 21, 1972.