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Amy: Hey there, everyone! It’s time for an exciting update from the Gallaudet University Library. Whether you’re a student, faculty member, staff, or part of our incredible alumni community, we’ve got some news to share. So, gather around, and let’s dive right in!
Noah: First things first, we want to address the recent changes. Some of you may have noticed that the library is no longer located at MLC since 2021. But fret not! We’re now settled at JSAC 1221 for the unforeseen future.
Ellie: That’s right, folks! We’re open and fully operational at JSAC 1221. Our hours remain the same as before, so you can count on us being there when you need us. For detailed information about our hours and services, just visit our website.
Elizabeth: You might notice that our new space is smaller, with fewer physical books on the shelves. But fear not, book lovers! We may have fewer books on display, but you can still get your hands on any book you desire.
Chelly: See? Getting your hands on your favorite books is still as easy as ever. We’ve got you covered!
Dianne: And that’s not all! We still provide the same fantastic services you’ve known and loved. From reference assistance to interlibrary loans, electronic books, video streaming, etc., we support your academic journey.
David: Need to get in touch with us or have any questions? It’s a piece of cake! You can contact us on the website.
Dianne: If you prefer real-time chats, visit our website and use the chat box. We’re available from 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday to Friday.
Noah: And guess what? If you want to chat with us in ASL, we can schedule remote appointments via Zoom and VP. Just email us to arrange that. Our VP number is 202-779-9478. Leave a message, and we’ll get back to you promptly.
Ellie: Stay in the loop with everything library-related by following us on social media! You can find us on Facebook and Instagram under “GallaudetLibrary.” We’ve got exciting updates and engaging content waiting for you.
Amy: Remember, the Gallaudet University Library is here to serve the entire Gallaudet community—students, faculty, staff, and our outstanding alumni. Together, we’re proud to be a part of your academic journey. So, make sure to visit us at the library. We’re excited to continue supporting your educational endeavors. See you soon!
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Search our books, media, databases, journals, and research guides. Borrow, Renew, Return - Authorized Gallaudet University Library users have borrowing access to all the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) library members, with limitations varying among undergraduates, graduates, and faculty. Inter-Library Loan (ILL) - The ILL...
The Library provides the following services for Gallaudet students: View the library hours here. Location: JSAC 1221 Research Services: Students have access to the entire library catalog, research guides organized by subject, and many research databases to get the necessary information. You may make an...
The Library provides the following services for Faculty and Staff in the Gallaudet community: Request for Library Instruction: Please use this Instruction request form to place a request for a Librarian to visit your class. A Librarian will reach out to you shortly once a form has been...
Films on Demand is a collection of thousands of captioned, streaming, educational videos, archival films, and newsreels in 30 subject areas. They are accessible to all current Gallaudet students, faculty, and staff. To open Films on Demand, login to your Gallaudet account and click the...
Find books and non-video media Find peer-reviewed journals Find online journals and articles Find dissertations Find videos Find my librarian Format citations Get off-campus access Use e-books Renew books and videos Get items from other libraries (ILL) Check my book and article requests Copy, scan,...
Guide to Citing Research Material from the Archives Most citation style guides will tell you that there's no one standard way to cite archival materials because archives contain so many different types of items. It's best to pick one format and apply it consistently across...
When requesting materials via e-mail or at the reference desk in the Archives, patron requests must include: First, check ALADIN, Gallaudet's Online Electronic Catalog, to find whether or not we have the materials you are looking for and to find the exact location and call...
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