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Social Work Resources: Books

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Finding Social Work Books at MSU Libraries

We have lots of books about social work and related topics in the Main Library!  Most of the collection is located in the Library of Congress Call Number range in the H's and primarily within HM-HV.  These books are housed in the Basement of the Main Library. 

The best way to search for books by searching the Catalog.  Once you find one or two books that match your topic, you can browse in that call number area for additional relevant titles.

Getting Books for Off-Campus Students

Accessing Books for Distance Learners

*You must not be taking any classes at the East Lansing campus and be registered as a distance learner with the library in order to be eligible for book delivery services

All MSU students in the continental US are eligible for book delivery through our InterLibrary Services department

  1. Log on to ILLiad.
  2. Select either articles or books under Request MSU Owned Material.
  3. Complete the request form.
  4. When the item is received...
    • You will be notified by e-mail to access articles.
    • Books will be sent to your selected delivery location.

Please note: Print MSU dissertations will not be available through this service.

Questions about book delivery for distance learners should be directed to InterLibrary Services (517-884-6398).

What if my book is not there?

What if my book isn't there?

If the item you are looking for is checked out or the MSU Libraries do not own the item, you may request it from another library (at no charge).

If your book is checked out: Select the "Request Through InterLibrary Loan" link under Status on the record.  

If your book is not at the MSU Libraries: Submit an InterLibrary Loan Request through our ILLiad service. 

For more information about requesting books visit the Get it @MSU webpage.