Lillian and Milford Harris Library

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The Lillian and Milford Harris Library is one of a few libraries in the country dedicated entirely to social work literature and scholarship.

The staff at the Harris Library is dedicated to helping you secure the information you need to succeed. Don't hesitate to reach out.

Local phone: 216.368.2302
Toll free: 800.944.2290 (ask for the Harris Library at Ext. 2302)
Fax: 216.368.2106

Reference email:
Interlibrary loan email:
Physical location: Mandel School, room 175

Fall 2022 Hours

September 6 - December 18 

Monday - Thursday:  8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday:  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Winter Break 2022-23

Library Open

Monday, December 19 - Thursday, December 22  
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Library Closed 

Friday, December 23, 2022 - Monday, January 2, 2023

Library Open

Tuesday, January 3 – Friday January 6, 2023
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Monday, January 9 – Friday January 13, 2023
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Library Closed 

Saturday, January 7 & Sunday, January 8, 2023 
Saturday, January 14 & Sunday, January 15, 2023
Monday, January 16, 2023 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 

Electronic Resources

All e-journals, e-books, and research databases are available to the Mandel School and CWRU communities. Please remember to use Single Sign-On (SSO) or VPN to access these resources from off campus.

Research Assistance

Librarians are available to conduct virtual research consultations by email, phone or Zoom. We continue to offer library instruction and faculty support.

Do you have further questions? Please contact us:

Phone: 216-368-2302
Zoom: by request

Meet the staff

Samantha C. Skutnik
Director / Librarian

M.L.S., Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
B.A., Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

Kristen Kirchgesler
Web Services Librarian
216.368.1658 or

M.S.I., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
B.A., Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio.

Robert Carroll
Engagement and Instruction Librarian

M.L.I.S, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.
B.A., University of California, San Diego, CA.

Lena Ford
Circulation & Access Services Coordinator

Debora Morris
Executive Assistant to the Director