Located on the main floor of the Silberman Building, The Social Work and Public Health Library (SWPHL) maintains a dynamic, comprehensive library serving the academic and research needs of the Silberman School of Social Work as well as Hunter’s Community Health Education and Nutrition programs.
The onsite SWPHL print collection includes 55,000 books and 80 journals. Silberman student also have remote access to the Hunter Libraries electronic collections which include 250,000 full-text eBooks, 100,000 eJournals, and over 300 electronic databases. SWPHL is a pick-up/drop-off site for the CUNY intra-library loan system that facilitates the sharing of books between all 21 of the CUNY libraries. In addition, SWPHL participates in the national interlibrary loan program for academic libraries. These reciprocal agreements allow the patrons of SWPHL extensive access to a multitude of collections.
The SWPHL Faculty provide drop-in and by-appointment reference services, research consultations, classroom and individual instruction. The library has 6 group study rooms, group and silent study areas, desktop computers, a laptop computer loan program, photocopiers, printing stations and a book scanner.
SWPHL Main Telephone: 212-396-7654
Faculty and Staff:
Assistant Professor and Head Librarian
Assistant Professor and Social Work Librarian
Assistant Professor and Public Health Librarian
Adjunct Reference Librarian
CUNY Office Assistant
General SWPHL Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 9:45 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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