The library, which is open to the public, is home to one of the finest collections in the nation in the fields of child welfare, community development, family therapy, mental health, children and youth, gerontology, public welfare, management of human services, and social policy.
Approximately 52,000 books, journals, publications and audiovisuals comprise the library's total collection.
The library subscribes to more than 450 periodicals in paper and electronic format.
The library has access to numerous online databases and full-text journals.
Subject bibliographies of current library holdings are available on African Americans, Alcoholism, American Indians, Asian Americans, Children, Families & Youth, Diversity, Elderly, Family Therapy, Gay & Lesbian Issues, Gerontology, Hispanic Americans, Mental Health, Minorities, Multiculturalism, Social and Economic Development, Women, and the Wortman Collection.
Librarians are available to assist with online database searching, bibliographies, reference queries, and searching the Washington University Libraries' catalog.
Brown School Graduates: Several online databases, including SocINDEX for Alumni are available for use. Learn more here.
H. Sylvia Toombs, Director
Lori Siegel, Reference/Subject Librarian
Virginia (Ginny) Vendt, Administrative Assistant