The Education and Social Science Library (ESSL) is located in Room 100 of the Main Library and contains over 135,000 books, nearly 2,000 serial titles and 510,000 microforms in the areas of anthropology, education, political science, psychology, sociology, social work, and speech communication.
ESSL also contains an extensive collection of resources on higher education, which can provide important background information for situating local practice within broader contexts. Materials on higher education can be found in the 378 call number range, or by doing a "Subject Heading" search on "education, higher" in the online catalog.
The Education and Social Science Library holds material on ethnographic methods and practice. Most of the guides to doing ethnographic research are shelved between call numbers 305.8-306 in the Reserves area
Students and the general public can get help in person at the Education and Social Science Reference desk, located just inside the entrance to Room 100. Users can also get help by telephone (Ask a Librarian service which allows questions to be posed by email, real-time chat, or instant messaging.) or by using the Library's