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 more than 33,000 volumes, including serials, journals, and reference works. The library has a large collection of microfilms, pamphlets, and publications of governmental and voluntary agencies. Online catalog and computer workstations are also available. Readings for all SSA classes are located here.
The staff of the SSA library is available to help students 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 library is a unit of the University of Chicago Library System, incorporating the main Joseph Regenstein Library and several departmental libraries including the John Crerar Science Library and the D'Angelo Law Library.
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: