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

The WLW Library is now under management of the AOTA. Please contact otsearch@aota.org for assistance with search services and fees.

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

The 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.