Deaf Culture Digital Library

Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library is dedicated to providing leadership and guidance by making eBooks, videos, and resources accessible.

Featured Resources

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Happy 4th of July!

Independence Day is the annual celebration of the passage of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress in 1776. These materials will not just help you understand the history behind this holiday, they will also teach you 4th of July signs and to be inspired. Once again, Happy 4th of July!

Spotlight on John Lee Clark

eBooks on Inspiring Deaf and Hard of Hearing Americans
and Deaf American Events

DeafBlind Awareness Week June 25-July 3, 2024

This week is about raising awareness of people who are DeafBlind

The Story of My Life
by Helen Keller and Jim Knipfel

The Sign for Home
by Blair Fell

International Deaf People in Deaf Olympic Games and
Olympic Games

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

If you or a loved one is struggling with thoughts of suicide, anxiety, depression or problems with drugs or alcohol, reach out to the 988 Lifeline. You can call, text or chat with a caring call specialist  who can assist in directing you to information and resources in your area.

Your Library Journey Options

The library website offers a wealth of resources for all ages, interests, and needs. Whether you’re looking for eBooks, digital videos, online journals, or information about local libraries, you can find it all here. Here are a few of the resources you can explore through DCDL.

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eBooks - Overdrive

Read your favorite books online or download them to your device.

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Digital Videos

Watch movies, TV shows, and educational videos in sign language.

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Resources & Online Journals

Access digital resources and scholarly journals and magazines.

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Find Maryland Local Libraries

Find a library near you and learn about its services.

Materials Loans from Maryland Libraries - Marina

MARINA can be used to request items only if they are not owned by your local library system.

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Explore Deaf Community Events

Meet and mingle with the  deaf community.

Discover eBooks, streaming videos, online journals, and information about nearby libraries, all in one centralized place and tailored to the needs of Maryland’s deaf community.

About Us

The Deaf Culture Digital Library provides resources and information about deaf culture to Maryland residents and offers access to digital collections of deaf-related books, videos, articles, and more.