We’re the only social work school in New England with its own library—connecting you to 20,000 books and a robust collection of e-books, major journals, and databases. You also benefit from four dedicated librarians who help with research.

The library is centrally located on the lower ground floor of McGuinn Hall. There, you can use carrels, computers, printers, and scanners, and reserve group study spaces. You can also borrow iPads, laptop chargers, adapters, and other technology.

BCSSW alumni enjoy access to several research databases and journals and retain privileges to check out books.

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Social Work Library Staff

Shannon Fiske

Shannon Fiske

Evening Library Supervisor

Phone: 617-552-0109
Hours: Sunday–Thursday,
2–10 p.m. (1-9 p.m. on Sunday)

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

Hannah Ha

Hannah Ha

Head Librarian

Phone: 617-552-3234
Hours: Monday–Friday,
9 a.m.–5 p.m. (11 a.m.–7 p.m. on Thursday)

Contact me for: Research assistance, library collection inquiries or library facilities questions

Abigail Heingartner

Abigail Heingartner

Day Library Supervisor

Phone: 617-552-3204
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


Day of Week Open Close
Sunday 1 p.m. 9 p.m.
Monday 8 a.m. 10 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. 10 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. 10 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. 10 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. 6 p.m.

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