The Library collects materials to support the University’s undergraduate and graduate programs. It also comprehensively collects deaf-related materials.
The collections include:
60 online databases
730 owned electronic books
Access to 729,791 additional electronic books
40,000+ streaming videos
178,791 print volumes
12,243 media items (sound recordings, motion pictures, and video recordings, etc.)
Materials for the General Collection are chosen primarily to support Gallaudet undergraduate and graduate education. Specific titles are chosen by librarians who provide both general reference assistance and specialized instruction in specific subject areas. Suggestions for additions to the collection are welcome.
The world-renowned Deaf Collections and Archives contain nearly all published and many unpublished materials relating to the history and culture of deaf people around the world.
Gallaudet students, faculty, and staff members also have access to the collections of the members of the Washington Research Library Consortium.