About the Library
The Quimby Memorial Library supports the curriculum of Southwestern college and the research needs of its students, faculty, administration, staff, alumni and college community.”
~Leslie Monsalve-Jones, Library Director
With approximately 18,500 books, journals and audiovisual items, the Quimby Memorial Library directly supports teaching and research in art therapy, counseling, grief and loss, transformational Eco-psychology, applied psychology and experiential education. Patrons enjoy access to in-house databases as well as to inter-library loans and may request books, journal articles, and publications from libraries throughout the United States.
Through Internet services, access is provided to on-line catalogs in several New Mexico college libraries for course work and research. Also available are several powerful national databases – EBSCO, Gale, First Search and World Cat. These indexes provide abstracts and full-text articles from several well known scholarly journals.
Our campus library includes the Phineas Quimby Collection of rare books, which focuses on comparative religion and metaphysics. It is one of the more significant collections of metaphysical materials in the country. Learn more about Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, father of ‘new thought,’ scholar, clockmaker, inventor and healer.