The Educational Resource Center Library provides research materials and a place for study about the family, other other natural systems, family psychotherapy, and other applications of natural systems theory. Many materials are original and not found in any other library. It is the only library in the area that specializes in print and audiovisual resources concerned with Bowen family systems theory and psychotherapy. It has the only area circulating videotape collection of Dr. Bowen’s work.
Monday through Friday, 9:00a.m to 4:30p.m. Other times by appointment.
Any interested person may use the library’s materials on the premises. The library is self-servicing except for audiovisual materials. Borrowing privileges are offered to students, members, faculty, and staff of the Western Pennsylvania Family Center.
OUR PRINT COLLECTIONS
The library has four print collections: 1) the general collection with materials related to theories of human behavior, family systems theory, family therapy, and natural systems; 2) the Hollander Collection with books on concerns of businesses and organizations; 3) the Bowen Reference Collection that has materials referenced in Dr. Bowen’s book Family Therapy in Clinical Practice; and 4) Reserve books,, which may not be removed from the library.
Articles and journals are available for in-library use only.
Books circulate for 2 weeks. There is an overdue fee of $0.25 per day for books kept beyond the borrowing time.