The DC Public Library offers free American Sign Language (ASL) classes at multiple locations, including virtual options. Registration is not required, and all skill levels are welcome. If you are interested, please view our curriculum for our Beginner Classes and Intermediate Classes. You can find the most up-to-date schedule of ASL classes on the library’s online calendar, or you can sign up for the Center for Accessibility's monthly newsletter for the class schedule and other events.
Current Locations for Classes
Martin Luther King Memorial Library
- Center for Accessibility
Northeast Neighborhood Library
DC Public Library provides ASL interpreters only for DCPL-sponsored programs. If you need an interpreter for a non-library program, contact the Center for Accessibility for a list of interpreting agencies. To request ASL interpretation for a library program, please fill out this form at least one (1) week in advance so we may coordinate services. If assistance is needed, please reach out at 202-559-5368 (voice or videophone) or via email at DCPLaccess@dc.gov.
Select Library locations also have remote ASL interpretation available through the Language Line app. This is ideal for shorter interactions with Library staff. Learn more by going to our Assistive Technology Support page.
More Services Provided by The Center For Accessibility
DC Talking Book and Braille Program (NLS)
Part of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS).
Library By Mail
Service to mail library material to those who cannot physically visit a DCPL location due to disability or illness.