About the Library

Virginia Franks Memorial Library (Social Work Library) is designed primarily to serve the information needs of students, faculty, and staff of the School of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

The library collection covers as wide a range of subject areas as there are social issues and problems, with a focus on social work practice. Many titles are unique to social work, but much of the material in this field is also shared by allied disciplines such as:

  • child and family studies
  • psychology
  • health care
  • political science

The library continues to grow and change to meet the new challenges of our electronic age, yet our staff strives to maintain a personal approach in our daily interactions with our users. We welcome you to the library and we are open to your suggestions for improvement.