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:
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
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