How We Arrange Books
We divide books into the following categories: Deaf and General (non-Deaf). We keep them in areas called Stacks. You may help yourself to books in those areas and borrow them if you are a current Gallaudet student, faculty, or staff member.
Deaf Stacks are on the Library's first floor.
TIP: More Deaf books are stored for preservation in the Deaf Copy 1 Room. If you can't find a Deaf-related book you need in the Deaf Stacks, ask for the Deaf Copy 1 copy at the Library Service Desk. You may use Deaf Copy 1 books in the Library, but you may not take them from the building.
General Stacks are in the Library's basement.
General Reference books are on the first floor.
In each area, books are shelved according to the Dewey Decimal System.