The BCSSW library connects students and alumni to a robust collection of books, journals, and databases. Visit the ground floor of McGuinn to use carrels, computers, printers, scanners, smart televisions, and group study spaces or to borrow iPads, laptop chargers, adapters, and other technology.

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Dedicated Librarians

Social Work Library Staff

Abby Walsh

Abby Walsh

Head Librarian

Phone: 617-552-3234
Hours: Monday–Friday,
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Contact me for: Library policy questions, programming and exhibits, general inquiries

Emmanuel Sosa Alvarado

Emmanuel Sosa Alvarado

Day Library Supervisor

Phone: 617-552-0116
Hours: Monday–Friday,
7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Contact me for: Course Reserves, Canvas instruction, technology assistance, or student employment

Adam Williams

Adam Williams

Reference and Instruction Librarian

Phone: 617-552-0792
Hours: Monday–Friday,
9 a.m.-5 p.m. (10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Wednesday)

Contact me for: Finding sources, citation assistance, or to set up a library session for a class

Matthew Walleser

Matthew Walleser

Evening Library Supervisor

Phone: 617-552-3204
Hours: Monday–Friday,
2–10 p.m. (1–9 p.m. on Sunday)

Contact me for: Course Reserves, Canvas instruction, and student employment

General Hours of Operation

Day of WeekOpenClose
Sunday1 p.m.9 p.m.
Monday8 a.m.10 p.m.
Tuesday8 a.m.10 p.m.
Wednesday8 a.m.10 p.m.
Thursday8 a.m.10 p.m.
Friday8 a.m.5 p.m.

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