The SSA library located on the School's first floor is one of SSA's outstanding educational resources. The library's collection covers all aspects of social welfare and social work, as well as related material from other disciplines. It contains approximately 40,000 volumes, including books, journals, and reference works. Readings for all SSA classes are located here.
The Library provides online access to thousands of journals and ebooks as well as hundreds of databases. Computer workstations are available in the Library which provide access to all of our online resources as well as various software products to assist you with your research.
The staff of the SSA library is available to help researchers locate appropriate materials in the SSA library and elsewhere in the University library system. Orientation tours for new students are conducted by the librarian each Autumn Quarter.
The SSA Librarian can also provide research consultations and assistance with citation management tools.
Alumni can now access thousands of journal articles, book chapters from off campus
University of Chicago alumni are now able to access five important research databases and thousands of publications from any off-campus computer with an Internet connection. These electronic resources for alumni are being provided by the University of Chicago Alumni Association and the University of Chicago Library.
The Library is providing alumni access to thousands of journal articles, book chapters and other materials through Project MUSE and SAGE Journals Online:
The University of Chicago Alumni Association is providing alumni access to thousands of publication archives through EBSCO host: