The Wilma L. West (WLW) Library/OT SEARCH

AOTF's Wilma L. West (WLW) Library is home to a unique collection of resources that help to advance research, education, and leadership in occupational therapy and raise public awareness of the vital link between everyday living and health.

The collection includes monographs, journals, dissertations, theses, conference proceedings, and audio-visual materials covering the literature of occupational therapy and related subject areas, including rehabilitation, education, psychiatry or psychology, and health care delivery/administration.

The contents of the WLW Library are indexed in OT SEARCH is an online bibliographic database with over 41,900 bibliographic records. Drawing from this database, the library operates as a national clearinghouse of occupational therapy information for AOTA members and occupational therapy professionals. Librarians can assist in performing literature searches, obtain factual information for specific queries, provide guidance on additional sources of information, or send photocopies of documents in compliance with copyright laws.

We invite you to explore these resources, and we warmly welcome your support so that we can continue to offer such materials.

The WLW Library is open by appointment only Monday through Thursday.

For further information, please contact Mindy A, Hecker, MBA, MLS, Director of Information Resources and the WLW Library, by email at mhecker@aotf.org or by phone at 240-292-1078.


Guide to the Archives of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 2008, housed in the WLW Library

Search Services and Fees

The following charges apply for literature searches and document delivery services:


AOTA Members
Article Reproduction (per article regardless of size)
Bibliographic Literature Search (1-25 citations)
Bibliographic Literature Search (26-50 citations)
Bibliographic Literature Search (51-75 citations)
Fax Delivery (per page)


Interested users can request information by completing this online form.