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We recommend reserving your books online ahead of your visit so that they're ready for you to pick up! Books can be requested through OneSearch using the Request Item option. (See our Onesearch how-to guide for more info on using Onesearch.) Once you've placed a request, you will receive confirmation when the item is ready for you to pick up.
You can also stop by the library to browse for books, use computers or study rooms, and use reserve textbooks. Ask for assistance at the Circulation & Reserves desk, or at the Reference desk.
Social work is an interdisciplinary field and can include topics related to psychology, research methods, government policies, healthcare, diversity studies, and social sciences. If you'd like to browse the library's print collection, the majority of social work print resources can be found under the Library of Congress (LC) "HV" call number in the library's stack collection. Call number HV encompasses subject areas related to social services, social welfare, criminology, social justice, and social work with families, children, teenagers, elderly people, people with disabilities, etc.
You can also find any book—print or digital—by using OneSearch. You can search for specific titles, or even keywords related to social work topics.
You can also browse the library's collections of ebooks by subject on our ebook platforms:
York Library has put together several featured collections of print & online materials to highlight specific resources, including social work. You can browse the Social Work Collection and even search within the collection to find key resources in your field.
The library is committed to providing course texts for the MSW program. Publisher restrictions mean that not all texts are available to us to purchase in electronic format, but we update our collection whenever we are able to do so. Books linked below are available in print or digital form as noted. Other texts that we do not currently have available are listed, and we will purchase and update this list whenever possible.
Human Behavior and the Social Environment
Advocacy for Better Health care: Linking Evidence- Based Medicine and Ethics With Case and Policy Advocacy
Jansson, Bruce S.
Handbook of Health Social Work
Mccoyd, Judith L.M.