The primary mission of the Tutt Library collection is to support the curriculum of the college. Beyond this primary mission to support coursework and student independent study, the library supports faculty research and may collect materials that support broad areas of faculty research. Materials are also collected to meet the general informational, cultural and recreational needs of the college community. Tutt Library recognizes that free access to ideas is fundamental to the educational process. Accordingly, the library seeks to achieve balance in its collections, and purchases materials that represent a wide variety of viewpoints.