Boston Public Library

Social Sciences Department, 2nd Floor, McKim Building, Central Library, 617-859-2261

Social Sciences / Government Information Department

Visit our Government Information section for a full description of our holdings and services of government information.

The Social Sciences Department maintains and provides service for a reference collection covering the following subject areas:

  • Anthropology, archaeology
  • Biography
  • Coins, medals, and heraldry
  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Family and women’s studies
  • Geography
  • Government and government publications
  • History, Genealogy
  • Nonprofits
  • Numismatics
  • Recreation
  • Political science and politics
  • Social Philosophies
  • Societies and organizations
  • Sociology, social history, and social work
  • Sports
  • Transportation
  • Travel
  • Volunteer opportunities