SSA Library

The SSA Library located on the School’s first floor is one of Crown Family School’s outstanding educational resources. The library’s collection covers all aspects of social services and social work, as well as related material from other disciplines. Reserve readings for Crown Family School classes are located here.

The Library provides online access to thousands of ejournals 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 are available to help researchers locate appropriate materials in the SSA library and elsewhere in the University Library System. The SSA Librarian can also provide research consultations and assistance with citation management tools upon request.

Students can access real time help with their research questions through the "Ask a Librarian" chat service. Students can also contact the SSA Librarian, Holiday Vega, directly at to set up research consultations, ask questions about searching for peer-reviewed literature, or help with citation management.

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.