Course Reserves, Catalog & Circulation
Literature Searches, Instruction
Special Projects, Research, NIH
COVID-19 Brown School Library Operations
Plan Ahead: Brown School Library wants to do everything we can to support our students, faculty, and staff while also protecting their health. Due to the need to coordinate appointments for access to library resources and services, it is more important than ever to plan ahead. For the most recent information and changes regarding Brown School Library resources and services, please refer back to this page.
Reference Support – WUSTL faculty, staff, and students may use our reference support services by appointment. The staff member with whom you schedule an appointment will work with you on how to have the appointment – by phone, email, or Zoom.
Study Space: Our Reading Room and Book Stacks Are Closed.
Walk-ins: Pending further notice Olin Library, distributed libraries (law, business, art, etc.), and Brown School Library buildings are closed to walk-in visitors including WUSTL faculty, staff, and students.
Borrowing Physical Materials: Curbside Pickup
Physical library materials can be requested through the online library catalog and picked up through Curbside Pickup. Curbside Pickup instructions available here.
The Brown School Library is located in Brown Hall in Rooms 300 - 304. The elevator is midway down the hallway.
Located at the northeast end of the third floor of Brown Hall
Check out / Return items
Course reserve / Permanent reserve items
Pick up your requested items / holds
Lost and Found: Circulation Desk
Tables, study carrels, sofas, and soft seating for quiet study
Dissertations, Faculty Collection, New Books collections (northwest wall)
Journals (2005-present) are shelved alphabetically by title
Reference collection (northeast wall)
West Stacks – Main Level (books, 2000-present)
Call numbers A-K
East Stacks – Main Level (books, 2000-present)
Call numbers L-Z
Upper Level - use the stairs in the West Stacks
Books published before 2000
Journals published before 2005
Oversized books published before 2000
Portraits in the Brown School Library
The Brown School Library has three portraits in the Reading Room.
Frank J. Bruno (east wall)
Head of the social work program 1925-1945. He founded the social work program and shaped it into a broad, comprehensive program. He also established the two-year Masters program. Through his leadership, the social work program developed a firm foundation and a national reputation.
Benjamin E. Youngdahl (west wall)
Dean of the social work program 1945-1962. He expanded field education opportunities and managed the school's growth. He developed the mental health specialization and started the Doctoral program.
Shanti K. Khinduka (south wall)
Dean of the social work program 1974-2004. He developed the competency-based curriculum which met the needs of core content, concentrations, and specialization. He encouraged research and strengthened local and international ties. He developed a strong scholarship program.
The above descriptions are based on O'Connor's book. Additional information on the above individuals is available from the book: What we believe: A history of the George Warren Brown School of Social Work: 1909-2007 by Candace O'Connor. http://catalog.wustl.edu:80/record=b6384435~S2
Download the history book: http://catalog.wustl.edu:80/record=b6384435~S2