Online offers reading option

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 19, 2015

More than 100 countries will participate in World Book Day on Thursday, encouraging people to explore the pleasures of reading.

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.

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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!


Jeri Fields is the manager of the district Social Security office in Ironton.