How Do I Access Materials?

Persons wishing to use the library may do so during regular business hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The library is closed on weekends and state holidays.

  • Materials may be checked out in person, by written request, by website, or over the telephone.

  • The first time you borrow materials you will be asked to provide your name, address, telephone number, work address, work telephone number and social security number.

  • A bibliography listing of the books, videos, and other materials is available. View the list.

How Long Can I Keep The Materials I Borrow?

  • Library materials are loaned for a period of three (3) weeks.
  • An extension of three (3) weeks may be granted if you contact the office before the materials are due and if no one else is waiting for the materials.
  • Materials not returned to the library on or before the due date will be assessed a fine of $.05 per day, per item or $.25 per day, per video/DVD.

How Many Items Can I Borrow?

This DSCI Library is modeled after the public libraries in Iowa. Thirty (30) items may be borrowed at one time.

What Types of Materials Are There?

Books and Videos/DVD

  • Deaf Culture
  • American Sign Language
  • Coping with Hearing Loss
  • Children's Stories in ASL
  • Skill enchancement videos/DVD for Interpreters
  • Information on raising a Deaf or Hard of Hearing Child
  • Materials to study for the NIC (RID/NAD) Inc. certification tests.


The DSCI Library welcomes donations of materials to the Library.


2014 Library Bibliography. PDF format

For more information, please either send an email or call at 515-281-3164 V/TTY or toll free at 1-888-221-3724 V/TTY.

Descriptions of Independent Study Materials
in the DSCI Library in PDF or HTML