Deaf Services Center - 1st Floor

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12-510-69-89-89-812-610-6

The Deaf Services Center provides in-depth resources for adults and children who are deaf or hard of hearing, their families, friends and professionals.

Collections and Services Available

  • Staff provides services in American Sign Language and English
  • An extensive collection of books, magazines, videos and DVDs about American Sign Language, Deaf culture, interpreting, parenting, hearing loss, deafness and other related subjects
  • Resource files of magazine articles, newspaper clippings, book and video reviews, brochures, flyers and ephemera
  • Classes offered in the San Francisco Bay Area for American Sign Language, sign language interpreting, Deaf culture, deaf education and other related subjects
  • For SFPL sponsored programs, assistive listening devices are available as well as the following services: American sign language interpreting, English language oral interpreting and real-time captioning in English. These services cannot be guaranteed when requested less than one week in advance.
  • Information about other organizations that provide services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing
  • Video/DVD viewing on televisions equipped with closed-caption decoders
  • Purchase or rent American Culture: The Deaf Perspective, a four-part series on DVD exploring the culture and heritage of Deaf Americans
  • Public pay TTY and amplified telephones available on the first floor
  • Sorenson VRS videophone is available in the Deaf Services Center during open hours
  • 125th Anniversary Exhibit
  • Program flyers

Research Resources

  • Research Guides
    • Deaf Culture: Sign language, linguistics, Deaf history
    • Deaf Theatre: scripts and videos of deaf-themed plays, books on history of deaf theatre
    • Hearing Loss: Late-deafness, assistive devices (including implants), hearing loss organizations, causes of hearing loss, vertigo, otosclerosis, audiology

Upcoming Events

Conversational American Sign Language Group
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Main Library, Stong Room - Floor 1
Conversational American Sign Language Group
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Main Library, Stong Room - Floor 1
Conversational American Sign Language Group
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Main Library, Stong Room - Floor 1

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