Library Services for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

About Us

Library Services for the Deaf Community is dedicated to meeting the information and accessibility needs of the deaf community, which consists of people with various hearing levels, their family, friends, and others who are interested in resources of, by, and for the deaf community.  Our services include:

Library Services for the Deaf Community (LSDC)

  • Promotes public awareness about the deaf community, deaf history and culture.
  • Reaches out to the deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind communities to raise awareness.
  • Maintains a small demonstration collection of assistive listening devices and other adaptive technology for the deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing communities.
  • Distributes electronic updates regularly on library programs and services as well as selected deaf-related community events that may be of interest.
LSDC Programs

Deaf history and culture; including author talks, American Sign Language Story Hours, and the annual March-April Deaf History Month and December Clerc-Gallaudet celebrations.

LSDC Reference Services and Resources:

A reference collection of books and DVDs on deaf culture, hearing loss, and American Sign Language, with circulating copies for checkout in the DC Public Library collection.

Library Services for the Deaf Community is located on the second floor, room 215 in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.

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