Materials added to the collection are acquired through the YBP, Casalini, Puvill, Touzot and Harrassowitz approval plans, as well as directly from individual publishers and other book dealers. Gift materials are added to the collections when available and appropriate.
Materials are routinely selected by examining book notification slips from all of the above-mentioned approval plans, publishers catalogs, fliers, and other announcements. Also, book and journal reviews from the following list of journals are regularly consulted: Choice; Contemporary Sociology; Social Forces; Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare; Sociology: the Journal of the British Sociological Association; the British Journal of Social Work; International Social Work; Social Service Review; Social Work.
The library has no endowed funds for Social Work at this time.