May 25, 2017 12:57 PM PST
SINCE 2007

Curl up with our library

Social Security and YOU

At Social Security, we invite you to explore our online library anytime to curl up for a good read with our electronic publications.

In our virtual library, you can learn more about Social Security, our programs, and what our programs mean to you and your family. Browse through our collection of publications at Search our online catalog by typing a title or topic in the library’s search box, and sort your results by a publication’s date, number, or title. Many of our publications are available in up to 17 different languages.

Our library also gives you access to audio recordings of our publications.

While the fastest and most convenient way to get one of our publications is by visiting, if you prefer a good, old-fashioned printed copy, you can call us at 410-965-2039 and ask us to mail you a copy.

Social Security has been serving the American public since 1935, the same year that paperback pioneer Penguin Books released its first title. The difference is that, now, the publications we provide are available in more than just paper form. Whether you prefer print, electronic, audio, or an alternative format, Social Security has a good read for you.

Don’t have a lot of time for reading? Don’t worry. Our publications are a much easier read than Tolstoy’s classic, War and Peace. We write in plain language so that the information is easy to understand.

When you’re going through a life-changing event and need our services, having access to information on every one of our benefit programs will help make your next chapter one for the books!

(Deogracias Santos is the Social Security Public Affairs Specialist for the Northern Area of California. Visit the Social Security website for information, our suite of online services, and to create your mySocialSecurity account today.)