Library

The Schools of Social Work and Public Health Library (SWPHL) is a graduate- and doctoral-level branch of the Hunter College Libraries.  Located on the main floor of the Silberman Building, SWPHL maintains a dynamic, comprehensive, integrated library serving the academic and research needs of the Silberman School of Social Work and the CUNY School of Public Health. 


The library’s collections contain over 50,000 print books, a wide array of electronic books, print and electronic reference materials, over 200 print journals, 100,000 electronic journals and 300 electronic databases.  SWPHL is a pick-up/drop-off site for CLICS, which facilitates the sharing of books between all 19 of the CUNY system libraries.  Likewise, SWPHL participate in the interlibrary loan program which is a national consortium of academic libraries that share resources.  These reciprocal agreements allow the patrons of SWPHL extensive access to a multitude of collections.


SWPHL Faculty provide drop-in and by appoint reference services, research consultations, classroom and individual instruction.  Both the Silberman AV-ICIT Team and the School for Social Work Writing Program provide services as guest collaborators at SWPHL.  The library has 7 group study rooms, group and silent study areas, desktop computers, photocopiers, printing stations and a book scanner. 

Library Faculty and Staff:

Margaret Bausman
Assistant Professor and Interim Acting Head Librarian
212-396-7659
 
John Pell
Assistant Professor and Public Health Librarian
212-396-7660
 
Mason Brown
Instructor and Public Health Librarian
212-396-7665
 
Arlene Shapiro
CUNY Office Assistant
212-396-7655
 
Ann Thompson
CUNY Office Assistant
212-396-7655

 

General SWPHL Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 noon to 6 p.m.

See the Hunter College Libraries Hours page for changes, updates and holiday hours

Information on additional Hunter College Libraries:

Click on library names below for more information:

Main Campus Library, 695 Park Avenue; (212) 772-4179
Health Professions Library, 425 East 25th Street; (212) 481-5117
The Judith & Stanley Zabar Art Library, 695 Park Avenue; (212) 772-5054

Other important Library links:

Hunter College Libraries
CUNY+ online catalog  
Social Work: Library Guide  
List of all Social Work Library Research Guides