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Social Work: Books and ebooks

Ryerson Library has many great resources to help you with your Social Work research and assignments. Use this guide to get started!

Search for Books and eBooks on Social Work

Use your search terms to search RULA's Catalogue for books and ebooks on social work.


Getting the most out of the library catalogue

You'll find most of the social work books located on level 7 of the library at these call number ranges -


  • HV1 - HV9960: Social pathology. Social and Public Welfare.
  • HV40 - HV69: Social service. Social work. Charity organization and practice


Take the time to visit level 7 of the library and browse the shelves. You'll find a whole bunch of social work titles you didn't even know were there!


If you prefer ebooks, we have those too! Check out the social work ebooks in the collection -


Also click on the below subject headings to find other relevant social work titles in the collection. (Note that the below list is just a selection, there are many more!)  Ryerson Library uses the Library of Congress subject classification system, under which "social work" is referred to as "social service" -