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Social Work

Welcome to the Social Work subject guide - your guide to using the library resources, services and facilities for your subject.

Where are the Social Work books in the Library?

The Main Library holds the majority of books for Social Work. Most of the books in the Main Library are in the HUB Collection on the ground floor or on the 2nd or 3rd floors, depending on their shelfmark.

The most common shelfmarks for Social Work start with:

HV Social Pathology, Social and Public Welfare and Criminology.
RA Public aspects of medicine, including public health and mental health.

Remember the Library has access to thousands of e-books which you can access via DiscoverEd.

Getting to know the Main Library

A scrollable online tour of the Main Library to help you familiarise yourself with the building and its facilities, services and resources.

Other University of Edinburgh Libraries

There are 10 other site libraries at the University that you can visit and use. 

Edinburgh College of ArtMoray House libraryInternal photo of New College LibraryRoyal infirmary Library

Centre for Research Collections

The Centre for Research Collections (CRC) is the main space for anyone using the University of Edinburgh's historic and special collections, including rare books and manuscripts, University of Edinburgh archives, personal and institutional archives, Lothian Health Services Archives, University of Edinburgh PhD theses, art collection, musical instrument collection and more.

The CRC are based on the 6th floor, Main Library.

What is the University Collections Facility?

The University Collections Facility (formerly known as the Library Annexe) is the University's off-campus storage facility. Material can be requested and delivered to Main Library or site library for borrowing or you can request scans of single chapters or articles via electronic document delivery.