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With holdings at about 39,000 pieces, SSA Library's collections cover all aspects of social services, social welfare, and social work, including material on child welfare, public welfare, mental health, and urban policy, as well as information on psychotherapy,  the aged, and delinquency. In addition to book and journal holdings, the Library has a collection of microfilms, microfiche, and pamphlets.



Course Reserve Materials


Records for most U. of C. dissertations (1893+ ) should appear in our Library Catalog, and ProQuest's dissertation database.   The University of Chicago relies on the ProQuest dissertation database for dissertations completed after June 2009 and forward. The Library holds a print copy of most University of Chicago doctoral dissertations deposited before Summer 2009, as well as some early masters' theses.  Records for our dissertations appear in ProQuest's dissertation database within 8-12 weeks after convocation. Records will appear in the Library Catalog also, but this takes about a year. 

Pamphlet Collection