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The University Library is located in the I. King Jordan Student Academic Center, Suite 1220, while Merrill Learning Center undergoes major renovations.
Found what you’re looking for? Great! The Gallaudet University Library lends books, videos, and media to all authorized library users. Simply check out, and we’ll send an email to your Gallaudet account with all of the information you need related to know such as due dates, our overdue policy, and fine/fee notices.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for on our shelves, you have access to university libraries throughout the country through Interlibrary Loan, . Simply fill out a request online through your Library account to have the book or media item shipped to us, and bring it back when you’re done. We’ll handle the rest for you!
Additionally, Gallaudet University is a proud member of the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC)–meaning you have access to any of the eight university library members in the Washington, D.C. area. Visit their location, borrow books and media, or even have items sent directly to Gallaudet.
Our librarians are trained researchers, ready to guide you through your research efforts. Learn how to search through our research guides, citation guides, instructional videos, and more to get the most out of our resources and your research.
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The Archives and the National Deaf Life Museum contain the rich history of deaf culture through photos, manuscripts, portraits, films, artifacts, and rare books. Immerse yourself in the unique collections and resources you’ll find only at Gallaudet!
Gallaudet University, chartered in 1864, is a private university for deaf and hard of hearing students.
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