MISSON & VISION
The mission of the SRSU Library is to provide the learning resources and services necessary to support the educational, research, and informational needs of the University, our communities, and the Big Bend area. The primary resources of the library are its collections and its staff.
The mission of the Archives of the Big Bend is to collect, preserve, arrange, and provide access to the recorded history and culture of the unique and diverse Big Bend region of far West Texas.
The Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library and Archives of the Big Bend are strategic institutional assets in the creative exploration, intellectual growth, and scholarly pursuits of the students, faculty, and staff at Sul Ross State University and the community of the Big Bend and US-Mexico border regions of Texas.
The Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library in Alpine houses the SRSU Library and the Archives of the Big Bend, departments seated within the Office of Academic Affairs headed by the Executive Vice President and Provost. In Fall 2023, SRSU Library and Archives established Library Services on the Eagle Pass campus, Building D-129.
The Library and Archives support the students, faculty, staff, and communities of Sul Ross State University in the Trans-Pecos and Big Bend Regions.
The Archives of the Big Bend is housed on the second floor of the Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library in Alpine. The Archives was organized as a department of the library in 1976.
The Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library in Alpine also houses the Lobo Den/Academic Support Center.