San Francisco Public Library Deaf Services Center


San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

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(415) 625-9082 (Voice, Video Phone)
Alternate Phone
(415) 557-4434
Organization Description

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

  • View American Culture: The Deaf Perspective, a four-part series exploring the culture and heritage of Deaf Americans, on the SFPL YouTube channel or order DVDs

  • Sorenson VRS videophone is available in the Deaf Services Center during open hours

  • History and Photographs

  • Deaf Services: Helpful Links

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


Updated: September 29, 2023

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