Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Central)
  • The Library Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing is now providing telephone service, loans of print and video materials (via UPS or in Nashville, curbside pick-up at select locations), AND we are accepting new library card applications! We have expanded our online offerings (e-books and e-videos) and online programming!  For Events posted on the Calendar - please contact the sponsor to see if the event has been cancelled before you go. If you have questions, call us or email dhoh@nashville.gov.

Coronavirus Information and Resources

Several national organizations, including the CDC (ASL Video Series),  have posted information regarding the Coronavirus and related resources.

Serving the Residents of Tennessee

Welcome to the public resource about hearing loss and deafness that is available to ALL Tennesseans regardless of your ability to hear! Check out our statewide event calendar; lending library of books, videos and equipment; Tennessee Directory of Services for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, and more!

Calendar of Events

Look for or post events in the deaf and hard of hearing community across the entire state of Tennessee!  The calendar is also searchable by area of the state or type of event.

Interpreted Marionette Shows

Great for children and adults alike! A variety of marionette and puppet shows performed at the Nashville Public Library are interpreted into ASL.  (A sound track accompanies the videos.)
(Special thanks to Wishing Chair Productions and the Nashville Public Library Foundation!)

Posted 7/6/20 from Governor Lee's office: https://www.tn.gov/governor/covid-19/governors-response/commitment-to-accessibility.html

Governor Bill Lee is committed to providing reliable and timely information to all Tennesseans. 


Two video conversations held the week of June 7, 2020 - NBDA & VOCA
Sources:  YouTube and Facebook (links are provided next to each archived program
Posted June 12, 2020

Source:  Nashville Scene  https://www.nashvillescene.com/news/features/article/21136603/covid19-takes-touch-away-from-the-deafblind
June 11, 2020

A local Nashville newspaper in Nashville, the Nashville Scene, interviewed and highlighted two DeafBlind individuals (Ashley Jackson and John Forbes) and one interpreter (Forest Sponseller) for this article.


The Library Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing is partially re-opening on Monday, June 8, 2020!  Here is what you need to know....



FREE Resources!  (Updated 5/6/20)

Several national organizations, including the CDC (ASL Video Series),  have posted information regarding the Coronavirus and related resources. Please see the attached list.  It will be updated as new information is posted, so please check back. 

Updated 4/20/20

News releases from TDI on Telehealth and from the National Association of the Deaf
Updated 4/20/20

Source:  Disability Rights Tennessee Press Release - March 31, 2020

A letter from the Tennessee Organization of the Deaf-Blind regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic...

The State of Tennessee is providing financial aid to certain families that lost employment due to COVID-19. Congress passed a $2 trillion dollar coronavirus relief package. For further info  provided by clicking on the link above...

Tennessee Deaf Mentor Program
by Briella Diaz, Coordinator of the Deaf Mentor Program, Tennessee Schools for the Deaf

Source:  Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities:  https://www.tn.gov/cdd/projects-and-initiatives/public-awareness/breaking-ground/breaking-ground-101---be-heard--be-counted/breaking-ground-101---tennessee-deaf-mentor-program.html   more...

Get help! The National Domestic Violence Hotline VP: 1-855-812-1001

or nationaldeafhotline@adwas.org or deafhelp@thehotline.org

Our Passion Author & Motivator Speaker is hosting a webinar on June 26, 2020 at 2 p.m. Email Brenda.Boaz-Pond@Nashville.gov to receive a FREE invitation to enter the ZOOM webinar. The deadline is June 25, 2020 at 6 p.m. The webinar is included voice and sign.


Calendar of Upcoming Events

Virtual HLAA Chapter Meeting
At Home

Hey all! We hope you're enjoying the summer!

We'll be having our Virtual Chapter Meeting Learn more

Deaf Chat Chattanooga

This group is open to people in the Chattanooga area who are Deaf, hard of hearing, or Learn more

Chattanooga Theatre Centre

This performance will be live captioned!

People around the world have Learn more

ASL Interpreted Exhibition Tour at the Frist Art Museum
Frist Art Museum

Docent-Guided Exhibition Tour with ASL Interpretation
1:30 p.m. Learn more

ASL Interpreted Architecture Tour at the Frist Art Museum
Frist Art Museum

Architecture Tour with ASL Interpretation
4:30 p.m.
Meet in the Learn more

New Materials

See a listing of the new materials added to the LSDHH collection at the Nashville Public Library.

  • Ototoxic Drugs Exposed: The Shocking Truth about Prescription Drugs and Other Chemicals That Can (and Do) Damage Our Ears
  • Spirits Among the Ruins
  • Deaf-Blind Reality: Living the Life
  • Introduction to American Deaf Culture
  • Topography