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American Sign Language: Books

This guide provides starting points for research in American Sign Language.

Searching for Books at BCC Libraries

Use the library catalog to find print books, electronic books, and streaming videos. The SAILS Library Catalog allows BCC students to request books from any SAILS Library through the catalog interface as long as the student has registered their BCC Campus Card.

Search the Catalog

Catalog search for books about American Sign Language

Type your keywords into the search box on the library home page, then hit enter. You will be searching not only BCC titles, but books in the entire SAILS Catalog.

Try These Books

This is just a sampling of the books available to you in BCC Library System.  Books may be located in Attleboro, Fall River, or New Bedford. The location is noted in the Call Number


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Library of Congress Classification System

BCC Libraries shelve books according to the Library of Congress Classification System.  Titles for American Sign Language can be found under the heading Social Sciences (H).  You can browse the shelves in the following call number range:

  • HV 1551 - 3024 : People with Disabilities including blind, deaf, people with physical and mental disabilities.

All subjects, including American Sign Language, tend to be cataloged everywhere.  Consider the above as a browsing suggestion, but as you'll notice the suggested books above fall into several call number ranges outside of the HV designation.  Please ask a librarian if you have any questions about it.