Library Services for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
The District of Columbia Library Services for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing is a special library dedicated to meeting the information and accessibility needs of the deaf and hard-of-hearing, as well as meeting information needs about hearing loss. 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.
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.
- The Library Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing is located on the second floor, room 215 in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.
- D.C. Residents
- Non D.C Residence
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