Collections at Gunter Library

About our Collections
The Gunter Library collection is comprehensive and composed of materials reflecting the scope and depth of research and teaching done at the Laboratory. Specific subject areas include:

  • botany
  • environmental and analytical chemistry
  • invertebrate and systematic zoology
  • geology
  • toxicology
  • fisheries research and management
  • aquaculture
  • parasitology
  • microbiology
  • ichthyology
  • oceanography
  • marine ecology and conservation

The holdings of the library number over 30,000 volumes. Over 1,400 serial titles are in the collection with more than 300 currently received by subscription, gift and exchange. The collection also contains reprints, expedition reports, theses and dissertations, Sea Grant, EPA, NOAA, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, Army Corp of Engineers, and other state, national, and international government documents. The Gunter Library maintains an archive of GCRL staff publications. A small collection of clippings, photographs, and scrapbooks documents the history of the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.