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About the Creative Studies Library

The Creative Studies Library, a non-circulating special collection, is on the second floor in the NW quadrant. It contains more than 6,000 books, dissertations, and rare archival material relating to creativity. In Archives and Special Collections there are materials of E. Paul Torrance, John Curtis Gowan, and J. P. Guilford on loan from the Creative Education Foundation. Contact the Archivist at 878-6304 for an appointment to use this archival collection.

The content of the collection is related to the field of creativity, its psychological aspects and applications in the area of education, business, the social sciences, the arts, and technology. It is not a stand-alone collection, however, and depends upon the holdings in the rest of the library to broaden the understanding of the discipline.

Journal articles and other periodical literature can be identified using Summon discovery service, or via subject specific databases.  The library also subscribes to three creativity journals: Journal of Creative Behavior, Creativity Research Journal, and Creativity and Innovation Management.

Anyone needing assistance in the use of the Creative Studies Library should visit or call the Reference Desk at 878-6300. Individual research appointments are available for more in-depth research assistance.

Special Note

Please note, although books in the Creative Studies Library may not be checked out, there may be a second copy of the book available in the library stacks.  Consult with a librarian to see if another copy is available for circulation.