Springfield campus

Book Collection

Materials in the Forest Library collection focus primarily on clinical psychology and the various subject areas associated with the various clusters and tracks. The Library has almost 5,500 books in its general collection.
In addition, we have two collections in the Library that have a narrow subject focus: Jung collection and Freud collection. Books with a more historical or archival focus are placed in Special Collections. All these collections will be noted in the SWAN Library Catalog.
Our non-circulating reference collection contains subject specific dictionaries handbooks, encyclopedias as well as other reference sources.
Newly acquired books are shelved on our New Books Shelf for at least 30 days. These books can be checked out for one week to Forest students and for two weeks to Forest faculty or staff. New Books cannot be renewed. After 30 days, the books are shelved in their permanent collections.

Please ask staff at the Library Front Desk if you need help locating one of our books.

Please visit our Finding Books page to locate a book.

Forest Thesis and Dissertation Collection

Forest theses (tape-bound) and doctoral projects (bound) are shelved separately. Both collections are arranged by the author's last name. These materials do not circulate. On the bottom thesis shelf, there is a spreadsheet inventory of all theses and doctoral projects for browsing purposes.

Please visit our Finding Theses & Dissertations page to locate a thesis or dissertation/doctoral project at Forest or elsewhere.

Journal Collection

The Library holds about 208 journals and newspaper titles but only a handful are active subscriptions. The journals are located in stacks against the west wall of the Library in alphabetical order by title. Please visit our Finding Journals page to locate a journal.

Video Collection

The Library has over 440 videos (both VHS and DVD) in its collection. Up to 5 video titles can be borrowed for 3 days at a time. They are arranged by the Library of Congress call number system.

The Library has an A-V area at the back of the library for viewing VHS tapes or DVDs. Most computer workstations are also equipped with DVD-rom drives. Headphones can be signed out at the Library Front Desk.

Multimedia Collection

We have 3 brain models available which are for library use only. Other multimedia items we hold are an articulated skeleton and an anatomical model.

Test Collection

Psychological tests and instruments are located in the Library front office. Test materials are usually checked out in association with class work. In these cases, your instructor will determine the loan period for the materials. In general, these materials do not circulate. If you need to consult a test, come see the staff at the Library Front Desk.

Please visit our Finding Tests & Instruments page to locate test materials.