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Social Work: Books

Social Work

Finding Books


The Social Work collection is primarily on Floor 5 of the Library. Printed books are arranged by subject and core Social Work material is shelved at HV in the classification scheme. Interdisciplinary books are shelved in other areas of the Library.  Look on Library Search for details of the class mark and floor.

Most of our print books can be borrowed. If the book you want is on loan, you can place a hold on it and you will get an email when it comes back. We do operate  a postal loan scheme if you're unable to visit the Library.   E-books are available via Library Search.  

Reading Lists


Your tutor will point you to your reading list. We do have some reading lists in Talis, our reading list system, which link items in lists directly with relevant e-books, scanned chapters, or the library catalogue with information about where to find the book in the Library.

Library Search

Library Search

Useful Books

Sage Catalyst E-book Collection for Social Work

The Sage Catalyst e-book collection for Social Work contains some useful key texts  to support your studies. It also provides access to a collection of study skills material too.

Using Library Search to find Books

Get It For Me

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Get It For Me

For items not available in the library, use our document supply service.

Request articles, books and chapters for your research.

Order new books, borrow inter-library loans, digitise articles and chapters, request postal loans.