Family Studies


The family studies collection serves the needs of faculty and students in School Social Work and Family Studies as well as a number of other departments across campus.

Current areas of collecting

The family studies selector covers the multi-disciplinary study of families, interpersonal relationships and family dynamics, human sexuality, sex roles and careers, family consumer patterns, life cycle and family life education, communication, family problems (i.e. unemployment, alcoholism, and illness). Emphasis is on material relating to Canada.


Emphasis is on English and French (for materials relating to French Canada).

Geographic origin

Canada, the U.S. and Britain.