Library Services for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

Library Services for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

About Us



The Center for Accessibility and the DC Public Library are dedicated to meeting the information, entertainment, and accessibility needs of the Deaf community, which includes people with various hearing levels, their family, friends, and others who are interested in resources of, by, and for the deaf community.


The Center for Accessibility serves the Deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind communities directly through programs such as ASL book groups, American Sign Language Story Hours, ASL classes for the public, and the distribution of electronic information about library programs and services, as well as selected Deaf-related community events that may be of interest. It also arranges for interpreters at library events, on request (Read more about the DC Public Library Accommodation Statement.)

Library Services for the Deaf Community is located on the second floor, room 215 in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Please call 202-727-2142 for more information.